Seismic hazard of the Iberian Peninsula: evaluation with Kernel functions

Crespo Álvarez, María José and Martínez Cutillas, Francisco Javier and Marti Rodriguez, Joaquin (2014). Seismic hazard of the Iberian Peninsula: evaluation with Kernel functions. "Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences", v. 14 (n. 5); pp. 1309-1323. ISSN 1561-8633. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1309-2014.

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Title: Seismic hazard of the Iberian Peninsula: evaluation with Kernel functions
Author/s:
  • Crespo Álvarez, María José
  • Martínez Cutillas, Francisco Javier
  • Marti Rodriguez, Joaquin
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
Date: 23 May 2014
ISSN: 1561-8633
Volume: 14
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The seismic hazard of the Iberian Peninsula is analysed using a nonparametric methodology based on statistical kernel functions; the activity rate is derived from the catalogue data, both its spatial dependence (without a seismogenic zonation) and its magnitude dependence (without using Gutenberg–Richter's relationship). The catalogue is that of the Instituto Geográfico Nacional, supplemented with other catalogues around the periphery; the quantification of events has been homogenised and spatially or temporally interrelated events have been suppressed to assume a Poisson process. The activity rate is determined by the kernel function, the bandwidth and the effective periods. The resulting rate is compared with that produced using Gutenberg–Richter statistics and a zoned approach. Three attenuation relationships have been employed, one for deep sources and two for shallower events, depending on whether their magnitude was above or below 5. The results are presented as seismic hazard maps for different spectral frequencies and for return periods of 475 and 2475 yr, which allows constructing uniform hazard spectra

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Item ID: 36198
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36198/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36198
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-14-1309-2014
Official URL: http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/14/1309/2014/nhess-14-1309-2014.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 Jul 2015 15:58
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2015 15:58
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