A risk-based active fault classification

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Abstract

Engineering risk is referred to as occurrence probability multiplied with the consequence when the event occurs. Few engineering decisions are now risk-based, using an alternative with the lowest risk as the solution to a problem. Under such a risk framework, this study develops a classification system for active faults. In addition to population at risk, this classification also considers the earthquake magnitudes and earthquake energy release. Applying such a classification to six active faults in Taiwan, we suggested that the Sanchiao Fault and Changhua Fault should be Category III active faults, the highest level in this classification system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Safety and Risk IV - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, ISGSR 2013
Pages225-228
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2014
Event4th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, ISGSR 2013 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 Dec 20136 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Safety and Risk IV - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, ISGSR 2013

Conference

Conference4th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, ISGSR 2013
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period4/12/136/12/13

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