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A deterministic seismic hazard map of India and adjacent areas

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Title A deterministic seismic hazard map of India and adjacent areas
Creator Parvez, Imtiyaz A
Subject Computational Seismology
Description A seismic hazard map of the territory of India and adjacent areas has been prepared using a deterministic approach based on the computation of synthetic seismograms complete with all main phases. The input data set consists of structural models, seismogenic zones, focal mechanisms and earthquake catalogues. There are few probabilistic hazard maps available for the Indian subcontinent, however, this is the first study aimed at producing a deterministic seismic hazard map for the Indian region using realistic strong ground motion modelling with the knowledge of the physical process of earthquake generation, the level of seismicity and wave propagation in anelastic media. Synthetic seismograms at a frequency of 1 Hz have been generated at a regular grid of 0.2◦ × 0.2◦ by the modal summation technique. The seismic hazard, expressed in terms of maximum displacement (Dmax), maximum velocity (Vmax), and design ground acceleration (DGA), has been extracted from the synthetic signals and mapped on a regular grid over the studied territory. The estimated values of the peak ground acceleration are compared with the observed data available for the Himalayan region and are found to be in agreement. Many parts of the Himalayan region have DGA values exceeding 0.6 g. The epicentral areas of the great Assam earthquakes of 1897 and 1950 in northeast India represent the maximum hazard withDGAvalues reaching 1.2–1.3 g. The peak velocity and displacement in the same region is estimated as 120–177 cm s−1 and 60–90 cm, respectively.
Publisher Wiley-BlackWell
Date 2003-10-11
Type Article
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://cir.cmmacs.ernet.in/33/1/gji%2D2003.pdf
Parvez, Imtiyaz A (2003) A deterministic seismic hazard map of India and adjacent areas. Geophysical Journal International, 155. pp. 489-509. ISSN 1365-246X
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