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Seismic Microzonation and Urban India

Risks associated with earthquakes occurring in and around urban centres pose a safety challenge to planners, administrators, engineers and architects. Seismic microzonation has been recognised as the most accepted tool in seismic hazard assessment and risk evaluation. The concept of seismic microzonation is based on the observation that the intensity of ground shaking in certain frequency bands gets modified by the presence of a pile of unconsolidated sediments, or in a larger sense, local geological conditions alter the characteristics of...

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