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Article domain: Environmental and Earth Physics
Post-Earthquake Assessment for Seismic Risk Mitigation in Romania: Case-Studies Based on Recorded Data
B. F. Apostol, S. F. Balan, A. Danet
Received April 11, 2023

   Abstract. The seismic recordings from certain types of buildings in urban areas during moderate earthquakes from Vrancea-intermediate depth focal region are processed and analysed. One of the most important element in hazard evaluation at national level is the seismic recording network which has been upgraded in the last years up to over 20 strong motion accelerometers in Bucharest and 135 in Romania with easy data handling (accelerations easy to transform in displacements). The general behaviour of reinforced concrete buildings in Bucharest Metropolis during destructive seismic events from Vrancea-intermediate depth focal region is briefly described. The analysis of the elastic response spectra is made for four buildings subjected to the two recent earthquakes with magnitude higher than 4.8, of October 28, 2018 and January 31, 2020 from Vranceaintermediate depth seismic zone. The information consisting in maximum level of the pseudo-acceleration to which the buildings were subjected may be used to detect and quantify any exceedance of the code spectra of interest in near real-time. The recorded earthquakes data are transmitted in real time to the National Data Centre. The goal is to develop and implement modern techniques and tools able to estimate the effect of earthquakes on the built environment in the shortest time possible after a major earthquake.

Key words: Continuously data recording, near-real time parameters estimation, post-earthquake analysis, response spectra.
Article no. 804: Download
Romanian Journal of Physics 68 (7-8), 804 (2023)

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