Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

The coastal area of Gulf of Corinth is characterized as medium to high seismicity zone since devastating earthquakes occurred during a 2500 years period. One of the most characteristic events is the 373 B.C. Eliki earthquake that triggered severe secondary effects including soil liquefaction and large scale landslides. The basic aim of this paper is the compilation of a map regarding the liquefaction susceptibility in the coastal area of Gulf of Corinth, Central Greece. In order to achieve this, we used data regarding the age and depositional process of sediments the value of peak ground acceleration (PGA) and the occurrence of historical liquefaction manifestation within the area. In particular, surficial geologic maps at 1:50.000 scale, published by the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration of Greece, were used as baseline layer for mapping Quaternary sediments and past liquefaction sites were delineated, based on information provided by the web site of Database of Historical Liquefaction Occurrences in the broader Aegean region, DALO (http://users.auth.gr/gpapatha/dalo.htm ).

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Assessment of Liquefaction Susceptibility of Geological Units in the Area of Gulf of Corinth, Greece

San Diego, California

The coastal area of Gulf of Corinth is characterized as medium to high seismicity zone since devastating earthquakes occurred during a 2500 years period. One of the most characteristic events is the 373 B.C. Eliki earthquake that triggered severe secondary effects including soil liquefaction and large scale landslides. The basic aim of this paper is the compilation of a map regarding the liquefaction susceptibility in the coastal area of Gulf of Corinth, Central Greece. In order to achieve this, we used data regarding the age and depositional process of sediments the value of peak ground acceleration (PGA) and the occurrence of historical liquefaction manifestation within the area. In particular, surficial geologic maps at 1:50.000 scale, published by the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration of Greece, were used as baseline layer for mapping Quaternary sediments and past liquefaction sites were delineated, based on information provided by the web site of Database of Historical Liquefaction Occurrences in the broader Aegean region, DALO (http://users.auth.gr/gpapatha/dalo.htm ).