Edited by: Takane Hori, Ali Pinar, Ocal Necmioglu, Muneo Hori, Azusa Nishizawa
The Marmara Sea is well known as a seismic gap prone to massive earthquakes. The aim of this special issue is to gather information about the risk of another Marmara earthquake from the latest geophysical, geological, geotechnical, computational and building sciences research findings in order to discuss ways of mitigating disaster in advance.
Studies are presented on the Marmara earthquake, especially, but not restricted to (i) identification and characterization of the magnitude, epicenter, recurrence, geometry, and structure for earthquakes in and around the seismic gap (ii) evaluation of the risk of tsunamis, landslides, strong ground motion, building collapse, liquifaction, and possibly giant earthquakes due to the interaction of fault segments, (iii) effective communication and utilization of scientific information on evacuation and hazard maps.
Publication started: 15 September 2015