Special Issue "The Contribution of Geology and Geomatics to Seismic Hazard and Earthquake Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.
Interests: tectonic geomorphology; GIS modeling; earthquake geology; active tectonics
In recent decades, a prominent body of knowledge related to the geology of the earthquakes has provided new insights into seismic phenomena. The study of geology of present earthquakes allows a better understanding of the whole set of natural processes involved. The study of events from the past allows providing more comprehensive data within the temporal range (recurrence periods) of the seismic cycle and therefore completing the seismic catalogues and incorporating long-term data into seismic hazard assessment. The introduction of geological analysis of earthquakes, mainly based on the application of the Environmental Seismic Intensity Scale (ESI-07), also allows the parameterization of environmental earthquake effects and the emergence of multiple modeling procedures to assess intensity, hazard, risk, emergency scenarios, etc., most of them based on the application of GIS technologies.
The objective of this Special Issue on “The Contribution of Geology and Geomatics to Seismic Hazard and Earthquake Engineering” is to provide the latest advances, uses, and case studies related to the multiple applications of geological analysis of earthquakes.
Dr. Javier Elez
Prof. Dr. Jorge L. Giner-Robles
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- Earthquake effects
- Tectonic geomorphology
- Active tectonics
- GIS modeling
- Seismic hazard analysis
- Historical earthquakes
- Seismic scenarios
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: Seismic Hazard assessment implications through ESI-07 ShakeMap modelling of historical earthquakes (SE of Spain).
Authors: Giner-Robles, J.L., Elez, J., Silva, P.G., Pérez-López, R., Canora, C., Rodríguez-Escudero, E., Ramos, A., Rodríguez-Pascua, M.A., Roquero, E.
2. Title: Earthquake Oriented Damage Patterns applied for managing collapsed urban areas
Authors: Raúl Pérez-López, Jorge L. Giner-Robles, Miguel A. Rodríguez-Pascua, Pablo G. Silva and Javier Elez
Abstract: Destructive earthquakes affecting cities and urban areas are responsible for catastrophic scenarios that are hard to face by rescue teams and management authorities. Beyond loss lives and economic costs, the "on sight" management of these scenarios for recovering essential services normally depends on the time of strong aftershock occurrence for evaluating collapsed buildings. In this work, we present a quick-semi quantitative methodology for depicting green-lanes into an urban zone for the safe movement of rescue team during the earthquake seismic management. This methodology is based on horizontal S wave propagation from the seismogenic fault, the map of oriented damage that allows the modeling of the seismic patter ground vibration, and the fault parameters. We have applied this methodology both in real cases: (a) historical and instrumental earthquakes, such as Emilia Romana earthquake, Italy, 2012, M6 and Acambay earthquake, Mexico, 1912, M 7, as (b) earthquake drill for preparedness of the Civil Protection Teams.
3. Title: Archaeoseismological evidences of the Medina Azahara destruction (Córdoba, Spain)
Authors: M.A. Rodríguez-Pascua, M.A. Perucha, A.J. Montejo Córdoba, P.G. Silva, J.L. Giner, J. Élez, T. Bardají y E. Roquero
4. Title: Reappraisal of the most important earthquakes of the Ischia Island (Naples, Italy) since the XIX century, through the 2007 ESI-07 intensity scale.
Authors: Porfido S., Alessio G., Gaudiosi G., Michetti A. M., Spiga E., Nappi R.
5. What if a strong earthquake hits Spain? Estimating the potential consequences of Spanish historical earthquakes in present times.
Elez, J., Silva, P.G., Giner-Róbles, J.L., Pérez-López, R., et al.