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Title: Seismic Hazard Assessment of the Sheki-Ismayilli Region, Azerbaijan

Abstract

Seismic hazard assessment is an important factor in disaster management of Azerbaijan Republic. The Shaki-Ismayilli region is one of the earthquake-prone areas in Azerbaijan. According to the seismic zoning map, the region is located in intensity IX zone. Large earthquakes in the region take place along the active faults. The seismic activity of the Shaki-Ismayilli region is studied using macroseismic and instrumental data, which cover the period between 1250 and 2003. Several principal parameters of earthquakes are analyzed: maximal magnitude, energetic class, intensity, depth of earthquake hypocenter, and occurrence. The geological structures prone to large earthquakes are determined, and the dependence of magnitude on the fault length is shown. The large earthquakes take place mainly along the active faults. A map of earthquake intensity has been developed for the region, and the potential seismic activity of the Shaki-Ismayilli region has been estimated.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Geology Institute, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, 29A, H. Javid Ave., Baku 1143 (Azerbaijan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20800042
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 825; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: International workshop on recent geodynamics, georisk and sustainable development in the Black Sea to Caspian Sea region, Baku (Azerbaijan), 3-6 Jul 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2190737; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; AZERBAIJAN; DATA ANALYSIS; DEPTH; EARTHQUAKES; GEOPHYSICS; HAZARDS; SEISMOLOGY; ZONES

Citation Formats

Ayyubova, Leyla J. Seismic Hazard Assessment of the Sheki-Ismayilli Region, Azerbaijan. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2190737.
Ayyubova, Leyla J. Seismic Hazard Assessment of the Sheki-Ismayilli Region, Azerbaijan. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2190737.
Ayyubova, Leyla J. Thu . "Seismic Hazard Assessment of the Sheki-Ismayilli Region, Azerbaijan". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2190737.
@article{osti_20800042,
title = {Seismic Hazard Assessment of the Sheki-Ismayilli Region, Azerbaijan},
author = {Ayyubova, Leyla J.},
abstractNote = {Seismic hazard assessment is an important factor in disaster management of Azerbaijan Republic. The Shaki-Ismayilli region is one of the earthquake-prone areas in Azerbaijan. According to the seismic zoning map, the region is located in intensity IX zone. Large earthquakes in the region take place along the active faults. The seismic activity of the Shaki-Ismayilli region is studied using macroseismic and instrumental data, which cover the period between 1250 and 2003. Several principal parameters of earthquakes are analyzed: maximal magnitude, energetic class, intensity, depth of earthquake hypocenter, and occurrence. The geological structures prone to large earthquakes are determined, and the dependence of magnitude on the fault length is shown. The large earthquakes take place mainly along the active faults. A map of earthquake intensity has been developed for the region, and the potential seismic activity of the Shaki-Ismayilli region has been estimated.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2190737},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 825,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 23 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Thu Mar 23 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}