Network Resiliency Against Earthquakes

Alessandro Valentini, Balázs Vass, Jorik Oostenbrink, Levente Csák, Fernando Kuipers, Bruno Pace, David Hay, and János Tapolcai
Conferences & Workshops
Network survivability


Guaranteeing a high availability of network services is a crucial part of network management. In this study, we show how to compute the availability of network services under earthquakes, by using empirical data. We take a multi-disciplinary approach and create an earthquake model based on seismological research and historical data. We then show how to integrate this empirical disaster model into existing network resiliency models to obtain the vulnerability and availability of a network under earthquakes. While previous studies have applied their models to ground shaking hazard models or earthquake scenarios, we compute (1) earthquake activity rates and (2) a relation between magnitude and disaster area, and use both as input data for our modeling. This approach is more in line with existing network resiliency models: it provides better information on the correlation between link failures than ground shaking hazard models and a more comprehensive view than a fixed set of scenarios.

  author={Valentini, Alessandro and Vass, Balázs and Oostenbrink, Jorik and Csák, Levente and Kuipers, Fernando and Pace, Bruno and Hay, David and Tapolcai, János},
  booktitle={2019 11th International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM)}, 
  title={Network Resiliency Against Earthquakes},