JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Poster

H (Human Geosciences) » H-DS Disaster geosciences

[H-DS11] [EE] Enhancing Scientific and Societal Understanding of Geohazards in an Engaged Global Community

Thu. May 25, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

convener:Yasukuni Okubo(Geological Survey of Japan), Yildirim Dilek(Miami University Oxford), Kazuhisa Goto(International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS),Tohoku University), Yujiro Ogawa(none)

[HDS11-P04] Active fault map and ASTER global digital elevation model in Turkey

*Yasukuni Okubo1,2, Hisao Kondo1, Hirokazu Kato1 (1.Geological Survey of Japan, 2.Japan Space Systems)

Keywords:active fault, Turkey, Global Digital Elevation Model, ASTER, earthquake, seismotectonics

Active fault map of the Turkish mainland, a guide document showing the geographic distribution and general characteristics of the active faults was published at a 1:1,250,000 scale by MTA (General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration, Turkey). This is the first seismotectonic database for Turkey under the framework of the National Earthquake Strategy and Action Plan—2023.

Turkey is located in one of the most seismically active regions in the world. On the basis of the data sets, 18 major seismotectonic zones were delineated for Turkey and the surrounding region. The compilation and storage of the seismotectonic data sets in a digital GIS will allow analyses and systematic updates as new data accrete over time.

ASTER GDEM (Global Digital Elevation Model) Version 2 with 30-meter postings has been released. The relief map delineates linear features, which clearly correspond to the active faults. These linear features in the GDEM suggest possibility to find more active faults.