Observations from geotechnical arrays in Istanbul
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CitationKurtulus, A., Ansal, A., Tonuk, G., & Cetiner, B. (January 01, 2015). Observations from Geotechnical Arrays in Istanbul. 37. p. 161-175.
Few small earthquakes with local magnitude slightly larger than M-L = 4 were recorded by geotechnical downhole arrays that have been recently deployed in the west side of Istanbul. Same events were also recorded by Istanbul Rapid Response Network (IRRN) which comprises of 55 surface strong motion stations in the European side of Istanbul. The strongest one of these earthquakes took place on 12/3/2008 in Cinarcik with local magnitude of M-L = 4.8. Even though the observed PGAs were not exceeding 0.01 g, an effort is made to model the recorded response at the downhole array sites as well as the at the IRRN stations using the acceleration records obtained by the deepest sensors, i.e. on the engineering bedrock, at the downhole array sites as input bedrock motions. 1D equivalent linear site response analysis that is generally adopted for site-specific response analysis is used for modelling. Observations from the recorded response and results from 1D modelling of ground response have yielded in general good agreement between the observed and recorded soil response at the station sites.