Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 499–514, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-499-2018

Special issue: Linking faults to seismic hazard assessment in Europe

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 499–514, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-499-2018

Research article 15 Feb 2018

Research article | 15 Feb 2018

The effect of alternative seismotectonic models on PSHA results – a sensitivity study for two sites in Israel

Matan Avital et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Dec 2017) by Laura Peruzza
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Dec 2017) by Laura Peruzza
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Jan 2018) by Laura Peruzza
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We perform a hazard sensitivity study for two sites in Israel, exploring effects of uncertainty on the calculated seismic hazard. We account for uncertainty in the earthquake source properties, such as their geometric representation and seismic activity. We also account for uncertainty in the wave propagation path, by using alternative models to describe the ground motion calculations. We conclude that the current practice in Israel should be updated as it is probably underestimating the hazard.
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