Seismic hazard assessment in the Northern Andes (PILOTO Project)

C. Dimaté, L. Drake, H. Yepez, L. Ocola, H. Rendon, G. Grünthal, D. Giardini


Five Andean countries (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela) and four European countries (Italy, Spain, Holland, Germany) cooperated in the PILOTO program ("Test area for earthquake monitoring and seismic hazard assessment"), launched under GSHAP and sponsored by the European Union (Ct.94-0103) to produce a unified SHA for the Andean region. Activities included the integration of national earthquake catalogues and source zonings in common regional databases and joint technical workshops for the assessment of the regional hazard, expressed in terms of expected peak ground acceleration with 10% exceedance probability in 50 years.


Seismic hazard assessment;Andes;earthquake;UN/IDNDR;South America

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