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Title: Seismic Hazard and Preparedness to Earthquakes in Azerbaijan


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  1. Geology Institute, National Academy of Sciences, Baku (Azerbaijan)
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Journal Article
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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: 10.1063/1.2190741; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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United States

Citation Formats

Akhundova, Svetlana B. Seismic Hazard and Preparedness to Earthquakes in Azerbaijan. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2190741.
Akhundova, Svetlana B. Seismic Hazard and Preparedness to Earthquakes in Azerbaijan. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2190741.
Akhundova, Svetlana B. Thu . "Seismic Hazard and Preparedness to Earthquakes in Azerbaijan". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2190741.
title = {Seismic Hazard and Preparedness to Earthquakes in Azerbaijan},
author = {Akhundova, Svetlana B.},
abstractNote = {No abstract prepared.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2190741},
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}
  • No abstract prepared.
  • 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 themore » 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.« less
  • This paper deals with the seismic hazard assessment for Baku and the Absheron peninsula. The assessment is based on the information on the features of earthquake ground motion excitation, seismic wave propagation (attenuation), and site effect. I analyze active faults, seismicity, soil and rock properties, geological cross-sections, the borehole data of measured shear-wave velocity, lithology, amplification factor of each geological unit, geomorphology, topography, and basic rock and surface ground motions. To estimate peak ground acceleration (PGA) at the surface, PGA at the basic rock is multiplied by the amplification parameter of each surface layers. Quaternary soft deposits, representing a highmore » risk due to increasing PGA values at surface, are studied in detail. For a near-zone target earthquake PGA values are compared to intensity at MSK-64 scale for the Absheron peninsula. The amplification factor for the Baku city is assessed and provides estimations for a level of a seismic motion and seismic intensity of the studied area.« less
  • A key decision for nuclear facilities is evaluating the need for an update of an existing seismic hazard analysis in light of new data and information that has become available since the time that the analysis was completed. We introduce the newly developed risk-informed Seismic Hazard Periodic Review Methodology (referred to as the SHPRM) and present how a Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee (SSHAC) Level 1 probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) was performed in an implementation of this new methodology. The SHPRM offers a defensible and documented approach that considers both the changes in seismic hazard and engineering-based risk informationmore » of an existing nuclear facility to assess the need for an update of an existing PSHA. The SHPRM has seven evaluation criteria that are employed at specific analysis, decision, and comparison points which are applied to seismic design categories established for nuclear facilities in United States. The SHPRM is implemented using a SSHAC Level 1 study performed for the Idaho National Laboratory, USA. The implementation focuses on the first six of the seven evaluation criteria of the SHPRM which are all provided from the SSHAC Level 1 PSHA. Finally, to illustrate outcomes of the SHPRM that do not lead to the need for an update and those that do, the example implementations of the SHPRM are performed for nuclear facilities that have target performance goals expressed as the mean annual frequency of unacceptable performance at 1x10 -4, 4x10 -5 and 1x10 -5.« less