Development of the Seismic Hazard Zoning Maps and Seismic Building Codes in Georgia (History of Evolution and Critical Analysis)

Authors

  • Otar Sh. Varazanashvili

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48614/ggs2420213315

Keywords:

Seismic hazard, seismic zoning, area source model, fault source model, seismic activity, fault slip rates, seismic code

Abstract

This work reviews the published seismic hazard assessments available for Georgia as well as the seismic loads included in the building code in order to show the state-of-the-art of the seismic hazard assessment studies for the country. The review includes the history and development of seismic hazard assessments and the adoption of seismic building codes in Georgia. All the previous studies were analyzed in order to conclude that a new seismic hazard assessment according to the state-of-the-art is desirable, as well as a change in the hazard description for the actual Georgian building code.

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2021-12-30

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Varazanashvili, O. S. . (2021). Development of the Seismic Hazard Zoning Maps and Seismic Building Codes in Georgia (History of Evolution and Critical Analysis). JOURNAL OF THE GEORGIAN GEOPHYSICAL SOCIETY, 24(2). https://doi.org/10.48614/ggs2420213315