E3S Web Conf.
Volume 298, 20211st International Congress on Coastal Research (ICCR 2020)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Coastal Hazards and Risk Assessment|
|Published online||05 August 2021|
Earthquake-induced liquefaction in the coastal zone, Case of Martil city, Morocco
1 Earth Sciences Department, Scientific Institute, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco
2 GeoTechMed Laboratory, Tetouan Park: lot n°11, Tetouan, Morocco
3 Abdelmalk Essaadi University, Geology Department, Faculty of Sciences, Tetouan, Morocco
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
According to historical documents and Moroccan earthquakes catalogs, the coastal zone has suffered in the past from several earthquakes. Understanding how sedimentary basins respond to seismic-wave energy generated by earthquake events is a significant concern for seismic-hazard estimation and risk analysis. The main goal of this study is to determine the distribution of the natural frequency value (F), the amplification factor value (A), and the soil vulnerability index (Kg) were carried out as an indicator for liquefaction potential sites in the Martil city based on the microtremor measurements. Liquefaction assessment was done at 96 stations using the HVSR approach provided by Nakamura (1989). According to the analysis results, the predominant frequency values range from about 0.31 to 5.63 Hz, and the amplification factor values range from 3 to 15. Based on these parameters, the vulnerability index Kg is determined, which can be used as a parameter in calculating the liquefaction potential of an area. This study shows supporting evidence for the first time that the HVSR of microtremors can be an excellent alternative indicator for an area's potential for liquefaction.
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