Seismotectonic Map of Western Asia (1960-2019)

We compiled the Seismotectonic Map of Western Asia using the ArcGIS platform through data collecting and digitization. The seismotectonic map of Western Asia covers Iran and its surrounding countries and regions. Based on the “Major active faults of Iran” map, the seismotectonic map is replenished with massive published data and depicts the location and nature of the seisogenic faults or active faults and the epicenter of earthquakes with M ≥ 5 from 1960 to 2019. The map can not only be used in the research of active faults and seismic risks in Western Asia, but also will be applied to the seismic safety evaluation for infrastructure construction.

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LIU Zhicheng. Seismotectonic Map of Western Asia (1960-2019). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2020. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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References literature

1.USGS Earthquake Catalogue of the United States ( (View Details )

2.Hessami, K., Jamali, F., & Tabassi, H. (2003). Map of Major Active Faults of Iran. International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Iran. (View Details )

3.Danciu, L., Şeşetyan, K., Demircioglu, M., Gülen, L., Zare, M., Basili, R., Elias, A., Adamia, S., Tsereteli, N., Yalçın, H., Utkucu, M., Khan, M. A., Sayab, M., Hessami, K., Rovida, A. N., Stucchi, M., Burg, J.-P., Karakhanian, A., Babayan, H., … Giardini, D. (2018). The 2014 Earthquake Model of the Middle East: seismogenic sources. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 16(8), 3465–3496. (View Details )

4.Giardini, D., Danciu, L., Erdik, M., Şeşetyan, K., Demircioğlu Tümsa, M. B., Akkar, S., Gülen, L., & Zare, M. (2018). Seismic hazard map of the Middle East. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 16(8), 3567–3570. (View Details )

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Geographic coverage
East: 65.00 West: 45.00
South: 25.00 North: 40.00
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: 1km - 10km
  • File size: 83 MB
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  • Temporal coverage: 1960-01-09 To 2020-01-08
  • Updated time: 2020-04-16
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: LIU Zhicheng  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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