earthquake and geo organizations in iran

17 05 2007

[By Shawhin] Both of these agencies’ websites have a wealth of great info:

Iran’s International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
http://www.iiees.ac.ir/English/index_e.asp

Geologic Survey of Iran
http://gsi.ir/





important link on tehran seismic risks

16 05 2007

[By Shideh]

I found the following link helpful in learning about the risks that Tehran currently faces (please click on Tehran after opening the link).  This study is a disaster risk management profile prepared by the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI) in August of 2005, which provides a summary of the current internal divisions, arrangements, and legislations/regulations, as well as the vulnerability issues within the mega-city of Tehran.  Additionally, it provides a summary of the existing disaster risk management arrangements for Tehran and the risks involved. http://www.pdc.org/emi/emihome.html;jsessionid=706C46482363EA0879BC15FCE8451EA0 

          

Iran political, seismicity, and seismic hazard maps (courtesy of USGS)