Seismic hazard assessment of the tehran region

J. P. Wang, Hamed Taheri

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The region around Tehran is considered a high seismicity area. It should arouse more concern to the seismic safety of this city given that the last damaging earthquake occurred nearly 200 years ago, and the geotechnical condition in the study area possibly could cause site amplification. Therefore, this study presents a new hazard map for the region around Tehran with deterministic seismic hazard analysis. In addition, a procedure to select earthquake time histories is demonstrated. From seismic hazard estimates, to site effect, to engineering risk mitigation, some discussions about earthquake designs and land uses for Tehran also are given in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-127
Number of pages7
JournalNatural Hazards Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 May 2014


  • Earthquake time history
  • Seismic hazard
  • Tehran


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