Kozani earthquake

 

Kozani Earthquake

On 13 May 1995, an earthquake of magnitude Mw = 6.5 occurred in Northern Greece and severly damaged the region around the cities of Kozani and Grevena.This event was the strongest that happened in a region of low seismic activity.In this region no evidence of important earthquakes was reported by historical catalogues or other sources, therefore this area was considered to be of low seismic risk.



Date

Time

Latitude(o)

 Longitude(o) 

Depth(km)

Mw

Source

13-05-1995

08:47:13.121

40.1519 N

23.6501 E

15.0

6.5

ATHU



   

   

   

   

Teleseismic Modeling

P, Sh waveform Modeling

Slip Distribution

ShakeMap

   

Teleseismic modeling

Source parameters determination using P, SH, SV waves


 


Source parameters determination using P, SH, SV waves

Waveform Modeling (30 < < 90)
in order to determine the slip distribution




 



 


ShakeMap
Peak Ground Velocity (cm/sec)




 


The slip model calculated by Agalos A. email: aagalos@geol.uoa.gr
Earthquake modeled by Moshou Alexandra email: amoshou@geol.uoa.gr

References

Agalos A., Papadimitriou P. and Makropoulos K.,2007. Source Parameters Estimation from
Broadband Regional Seismograms for Earthquakes in the Aegean Region and the Gorda Plate.
Proceedings of the 11th International Congress Athens, May 2007

Agalos A., Papadimitriou P., Makropoulos K., 2008. Rupture Histories of Strong Earthquakes. 31st General
Assembly of the European Seismological Commission, held at the Creta Maris
Conference Center, Hersonissos, Crete Greece, Book of Short papers, p 9-16.

Moshou A., Papadimitriou P. and Makropoulos K.,2007. Teleseismic Body Wave Inversion.
Proceedings of the 11th International Congress Athens, May 2007

Moshou A., Papadimitriou P., Makropoulos K., 2008. Waveform Inversion using Teleseismic and
Regional Data for Earthquakes that Occurred in Greece. 31st General Assembly of the European
Seismological Commission, held at the Creta Maris Conference Center, Hersonissos, Crete Greece,
Book of abstracts, p 95.