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Authors: Musson, R. M. W. 
Title: Probabilistic seismic hazard maps for the North Balkan region
Issue Date: Dec-1999
Series/Report no.: 6/42 (1999)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/1361
Keywords: Seismic hazard map
Pannonian basin
Monte Carlo simulation
Vrancea
intermediate focus earthquake
seismic hazard methodology
UN/IDNDR
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.06. Seismology::04.06.99. General or miscellaneous 
04. Solid Earth::04.06. Seismology::04.06.11. Seismic risk 
Abstract: A set of seismic hazard maps, expressed as horizontal peak ground acceleration, have been computed for a large area of Central and Eastern Europe covering the North Balkan area (Former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Romania). These are based on: a) a compound earthquake catalogue for the region; b) a seismic source model of 50 zones compiled on the basis of tectonic divisions and seismicity, and c) a probabilistic methodology using stochastic (Monte Carlo) modelling. It is found that the highest hazard in the region comes from intermediate focus earthquakes occurring in the Vrancea seismic zone; here the hazard exceeds 0.4 g at return periods of 475 years. Special account has been taken of the directional nature of attenuation from this source.
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