Earthquake hazard mitigation

Earthquakes are one of the most frequent natural hazards in Taiwan region. To mitigate the level of their damage, the development of early warning system is of great importance on one hand (Wu et al., 2011); gaining better understanding of ground motion relations, such as medium attenuation, source characteristics (e.g. directivity), and site effects, is also critical on the other hand. With derived high resolution velocity models, we have analyzed the source properties of Nantou (Lee et al., 2015) and Ruisui earthquakes (Lee et al., 2014) and demonstrated the capability of capturing realistic ground motions to some extent, especially across mountains and within basins, which could give us better insights into complicated wave propagation and help the hazard mitigation ultimately.

Related works:
  • Lee, S.-J.*, T.-Y. Yeh, H.-H. Huang, and C.-H. Lin (2015), Numerical earthquake models of the 2013 Nantou, Taiwan, earthquake series: Characteristics of source rupture processes, strong ground motions and their tectonic implication, J. Asian Earth Sci., 111, 365-372.
  • Lee, S.-J.*, H.-H. Huang, J. B. H. Shyu, T.-Y. Yeh, and T.-C. Lin (2014), Numerical earthquake model of the 31 October 2013 Ruisui, Taiwan, Earthquake: Source rupture process and seismic wave propagation, J. Asian Earth Sci., 96, doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2014.09.020.
  • Wu, Y.-M., T.-L. Lin*, W.-A. Chao, H.-H. Huang, N.-C. Hsiao and C.-H. Chang (2011), Faster short-distance earthquake early warning using continued monitoring of filtered vertical displacement ― a case study for the 2010 Jiasian earthquake, Taiwan. Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 101, 701-709.