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seismic hazard

[′sīz·mik ′haz·ərd]
(geophysics)
Any physical phenomenon, such as ground shaking or ground failure, that is associated with an earthquake and that may produce adverse effects on human activities.
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The provisions of the set of rules set out the requirements and composition of activities for carrying out seismic hazard assessment in a detailed scale at site sites (cities, regions of the Federation, regions).
The high seismic risk posed by this fault zone requires a large-scale active faults map, a fundamental data set for seismic hazard mitigation.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Yeh Jiunn-rong said that the ministry plans to revise regulations to make seismic hazard assessments and reinforcement mandatory for privately owned, public-use buildings built Dec.
The Phivolcs will unveil on Wednesday the Philippine Earthquake Model (PEM) Atlas, a handbook of 'probabilistic seismic hazard maps' that could assist engineers in designing buildings and structures resilient to earthquakes.
The fundamental concepts developed by UNDRO-1979 (United Nation Disaster Relief Coordinator) applied in seismic risk assessment systems developed by EAEE (European Association on Earthquake Engineering) are based on specific mathematical concepts and provide the necessary conditions for thorough analyzes of seismic hazard and seismic vulnerability associated with the seismic risk;
The IAEA team, however, recommended comprehensive seismic hazard assessment measures to enhance alignment with IAEA safety standards.
However, the World Bank said the Bisri Dam was designed in accordance with a seismic hazard assessment that mitigates the risks connected to tectonic phenomena.
Pakistan faces serious seismic hazard of large earthquakes and EEC is committed in conducting research for safety of people and infrastructure of Pakistan.
Computational requirements of three-dimensional wave propagation simulations are even more demanding if physics-based seismic hazard analysis for a specific region is considered by incorporating the laws of physics to predict what will be in the future, such as the densely populated area of Los Angeles.
As part of this collaborative initiative, the EU-funded SHARE ('Seismic Hazard Harmonization in Europe') project helped in generating the first consistent regional seismic hazard model for Europe (including Turkey).
Seismic Hazard Assessment for Khyber Pukthunkhwa (KPK) province has been previously done on large scale, however no such work has been carried out for Baluchistan province.
Nikolaou's technical capabilities range from structural to geotechnical and seismological engineering with emphasis on performance-based design, seismic hazard analysis, liquefaction evaluation and mitigation, soil-structure interaction, and risk/resiliency assessment of critical facilities under extreme events.

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