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Evaluation of seismic hazard using tectonic fault data: case of Beni-Chougrane Mountains (Western Algeria)

Autorzy Refas, Soraya  Safa, Aissa  Zaagane, Mansour  Souidi, Zahera  Hamimed, Abderahmane 
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EN In the world, people are increasingly exposed to natural hazards such as earthquakes. To this end, seismic risk mapping remains an essential topic of study in order to minimize their destructive effects. These maps are needed for both seismic risk management and for the design of infrastructure. The challenge is to take into account local information provided by seismic sources (historical seismicity) as well as information related to active tectonic faults. In this article, we calculated the seismic risk in the Mascara Mountains (western Algeria) using the geometric characteristic of known faults. This study is based on an important collection of a tectonic database of these faults (Nature, geometry and geological context). This information is relevant for their seismic potential. Indeed, by including these formations we tried to compute the seismic risk this region characterized by weak seismicity. Our results show more or less alarming facts. Indeed, the magnitude values calculated are between 4.85 and 7.25, whereas the magnitudes obtained by experimental seismicity do not exceed 6 on the Richter scale. The values of the maximum ground acceleration (PGA) are between 0.03 and 0.28 g. These results were compared with assessments made on the basis of historical seismicity; the maximum values obtained do not exceed 0.2 g. The higher values of magnitude calculated from the active faults is due to: (i) the nature of the faults (inverse, normal and strike slip), (ii) the geometry (length and depth) and (iii) that some of these faults may have an aseismic character.
Słowa kluczowe
EN earthquake   magnitude   peak ground acceleration   active fault   Mascara region  
Wydawca Wydział Geoinżynierii, Górnictwa i Geologii, Instytut Górnictwa Politechniki Wrocławskiej
Czasopismo Mining Science
Rocznik 2019
Tom Vol. 26
Strony 123--145
Opis fizyczny Bibliogr. 58 poz., rys., tab.
autor Refas, Soraya
  • Research Laboratory of Biological Systems and Geomatics (LRSBG), University of Mascara, Mascara, Algeria,
autor Safa, Aissa
  • Laboratory of Hydrogeology, Mohamed Ben Ahmed, University,Oran-2, Oran, Algeria
autor Zaagane, Mansour
  • Research Laboratory of Biological Systems and Geomatics (LRSBG), University of Mascara, Mascara, Algeria
autor Souidi, Zahera
  • Research Laboratory of Biological Systems and Geomatics (LRSBG), University of Mascara, Mascara, Algeria
autor Hamimed, Abderahmane
  • Research Laboratory of Biological Systems and Geomatics (LRSBG), University of Mascara, Mascara, Algeria
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