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A CitSci Approach for Rapid Earthquake Intensity Mapping: A Case Study from Istanbul (Turkey)

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Department of Geomatics Engineering, Hacettepe University, Beytepe Ankara 06800, Turkey
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Gemlik Asim Kocabiyik Vocational School, Bursa Uludag University, Gemlik Bursa 16600, Turkey
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Department of Geological Engineering, Hacettepe University, Beytepe Ankara 06800, Turkey
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9(4), 266; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9040266
Received: 15 March 2020 / Revised: 5 April 2020 / Accepted: 17 April 2020 / Published: 20 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Citizen Science and Geospatial Capacity Building)
Nowadays several scientific disciplines utilize Citizen Science (CitSci) as a research approach. Natural hazard research and disaster management also benefit from CitSci since people can provide geodata and the relevant attributes using their mobile devices easily and rapidly during or after an event. An earthquake, depending on its intensity, is among the highly destructive natural hazards. Coordination efforts after a severe earthquake event are vital to minimize its harmful effects and timely in-situ data are crucial for this purpose. The aim of this study is to perform a CitSci pilot study to demonstrate the usability of data obtained by volunteers (citizens) for creating earthquake iso-intensity maps in a short time. The data were collected after a 5.8 Mw Istanbul earthquake which occurred on 26 September 2019. Through the mobile app “I felt the quake”, citizen observations regarding the earthquake intensity were collected from various locations. The intensity values in the app represent a revised form of the Mercalli intensity scale. The iso-intensity map was generated using a spatial kriging algorithm and compared with the one produced by The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), Turkey, empirically. The results show that collecting the intensity information via trained users is a plausible method for producing such maps. View Full-Text
Keywords: citizen science; CitSci; earthquake; intensity mapping; disaster mitigation; spatial kriging citizen science; CitSci; earthquake; intensity mapping; disaster mitigation; spatial kriging
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Yalcin, I.; Kocaman, S.; Gokceoglu, C. A CitSci Approach for Rapid Earthquake Intensity Mapping: A Case Study from Istanbul (Turkey). ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9, 266.

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