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1

What were some of the secondary impact of the Izmit EQ?

Heavy industrial damage, fire, tsunami occurred.

2

When did the Izmit EQ happen?

1999

3

Name of fault line

North Anatolian Fault (conservative)

4

How many people were killed?

17000

5

How many were injured?

43-50,000

6

Who are the players involved in prediction and forecasting tectonic hazards?

Scientists

7

How can we forecast/predict earthquake risk?

1.Through statistical likelihood of an event happening at a particular location.

2.Long term evidence from monitoring networks.

3.Build models of magma movement or measure EQ stress. ( finding out where plates are running together below the earth)

8

What can we do with the information that we gain from forecasting earthquake risks?

We can then persuade governments to have building regulations and evacuation plans, educating the public, so that people are more prepared, hence reducing the loss of lives.

9

When will predicting tectonic hazards not be beneficial ?
(negative point)

If the information gained isn't well communicated to the public. For example no hazard management plan is not communicated to the public.

10

What we are not able to do when predicting tectonic hazard risks?

1. An accurate location
2.An accurate timing
3. Find a reliable diagnostic pre-cursor(like p-waves or seismic pattern.