Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Research article
05 Jun 2020
Research article |  | 05 Jun 2020

Seismic hazard maps of Peshawar District for various return periods

Khalid Mahmood, Naveed Ahmad, Usman Khan, and Qaiser Iqbal

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The paper presents probabilistic-based seismic hazard maps prepared for Peshawar for various return periods using classical PSHA. The study considered both shallow and deep earthquakes, represented by area sources, while using recent ground motion prediction equations. The hazard map for a 475-year return period was compared with the hazard map given in the Building Code of Pakistan; they were found to be in close agreement. The obtained maps may be used for infrastructure risk assessment.
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