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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 125–148, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-125-2020
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 125–148, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-125-2020

Research article 14 Jan 2020

Research article | 14 Jan 2020

Assessment of seismic sources and capable faults through hierarchic tectonic criteria: implications for seismic hazard in the Levant

Matty Sharon et al.

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We present a methodology for mapping faults that constitute far-field (ground motion) and near-field (surface rupture) hazards to structures, particularly for critical facilities. For categorising faults, the criteria are adjusted to local tectonic characteristics, combining data of geological maps, instrumental seismicity, geodesy and past earthquakes. Our results adhere to international standards of hazard assessment for nuclear power plants and improve the regional tectonic understanding.
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