Compilation of the GSHAP regional seismic hazard for Europe, Africa and the Middle East

G. Grünthal, C. Bosse, S. Sellami, D. Mayer-Rosa, D. Giardini

Abstract


The seismic hazard map of the larger Europe-Africa-Middle East region has been generated as part of the global GSHAP hazard map. The hazard, expressing Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA) expected at 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, is obtained by combining the results of 16 independent regional and national projects; among these is the hazard assessment for Libya and for the wide sub-Saharan Western African region, specifically produced for this regional compilation and here discussed to some length. Features of enhanced seismic hazard are observed along the African rift zone and in the Alpine-Himalayan belt, where there is a general eastward increase in hazard with peak levels in Greece, Turkey, Caucasus and Iran.

Keywords


Seismic hazard assessment;Europe;earthquake;UN/IDNDR;Africa;Middle East

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-3782
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