Journal : Acta Geophysica
Article : Analysis of Largest Earthquakes in Turkey and its vicinity by application of the gumbel III distribution

Authors :
Saenger, E.
ETH Zurich Geological Institute, Zurich, Switzerland, erik.saenger@erdw.ethz.ch,
Madonna, C.
ETH Zurich Geological Institute, Zurich, Switzerland,
Almqvist, B.
ETH Zurich Geological Institute, Zurich, Switzerland,
Montahaei, M.
Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, mmontaha@ut.ac.ir,
Oskooi, B.
Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, boskooi@ut.ac.ir,
Pal, P.
Department of Applied Mathematics, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India, pcpal_ism@yahoo.co.in,
Mandal, D.
Department of Applied Mathematics, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India, dinbandhumandal@gmail.com,
Tsapanos, T.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Geology, Geophysical Laboratory, Thessaloniki, Greece, tsapanos@geo.auth.gr,
Bayrak, Y.
Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Geophysics, Trabzon, Turkey, bayrak@ktu.edu.tr,
Cinar, H.
Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Geophysics, Trabzon, Turkey, cinar@ktu.edu.tr,
Koravos, G.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Geology, Geophysical Laboratory, Thessaloniki, Greece, gkoravos@sch.gr,
Bayrak, E.
Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Geophysics, Trabzon, Turkey, bayrak@ktu.edu.tr,
Abstract : A study of the spatial distribution of seismicity parameters is undertaken along Turkey and its vicinity, using the Gumbel’s third asymptotic distribution of extreme values (GIII). The data set used spans of 111 years (1900-2010). The seismicity of the whole region is subdivided into equal area mesh of 1° lat. × 1° long. Various seismicity parameters examined, resulted from the application of the GIII method. The results show a quite good correlation between the seismicity parameters and the tectonic regime of the studied area. For instance high values concentrated around North Anatolian Fault. The x2-test is applied throughout the whole process and in every stage of GIII, in order to check the accuracy of the obtained results. The spatial distribution of upper-bound (ω) formed a W-shape pattern, which shows the difference in the mechanical structure of the materials in the examined area.A study of the spatial distribution of seismicity parameters is undertaken along Turkey and its vicinity, using the Gumbel’s third asymptotic distribution of extreme values (GIII). The data set used spans of 111 years (1900-2010). The seismicity of the whole region is subdivided into equal area mesh of 1° lat. × 1° long. Various seismicity parameters examined, resulted from the application of the GIII method. The results show a quite good correlation between the seismicity parameters and the tectonic regime of the studied area. For instance high values concentrated around North Anatolian Fault. The x2-test is applied throughout the whole process and in every stage of GIII, in order to check the accuracy of the obtained results. The spatial distribution of upper-bound (ω) formed a W-shape pattern, which shows the difference in the mechanical structure of the materials in the examined area.

Keywords : GIII, tryb roczny, tryb t-lat, analiza kowariancji, W-wzór, t-years mode, GIII, annual mode, cellular manner, covariance analysis, W-pattern,
Publishing house : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Publication date : 2014
Number : Vol. 62, no. 1
Page : 59 – 82

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