Soil depth prediction and its influence on earthquake induced building damages through GIS-remote sensing analysis

M. Shafique, M. van der Meijde

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Abstract

Soil thickness induced amplification of earthquake ground shaking has been a key
factor in the distribution of damage during many recent and historical earthquakes. It
is, however, often ignored due to its variable and complex nature. This study is
aiming to develop a remote sensing based methodology to model the spatial
variation of soil depth in a rough terrain of northern Pakistan. Subsequently we
evaluate the influence of predicted soil depth on the 2005 Kashmir earthquake induced building damages derived from high resolution satellite images and field
data.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event6th National GIS Symposium in Saudi Arabia - Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 24 Apr 201126 Apr 2011
Conference number: 6

Conference

Conference6th National GIS Symposium in Saudi Arabia
Country/TerritorySaudi Arabia
CityKhobar
Period24/04/1126/04/11

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