Seismotectonic Map of the Middle East


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This map was produced by the CGMW Subcommission for the Middle East and compiled by Dr.A. Haghipour of the Geological Survey of Iran, as a contribution to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. It covers a particularly sensitive zone of our planet from the seismic point of view. On a geotectonic base, 1,013 major historical earthquakes are plotted, ranging from the 3rd millennium B.C. to 1900 A.D., as well as 3,029 teleseismic events of the 20th century, with a magnitude of 5 and over, and arranged according to magnitude and focal depth.

Published in 1992
Scale 1:5 000 000
1 sheet – Size: 96.5 x 7.5 cm
A publication of the Geological Survey of Iran and CGMW

Note: This map updates and broadens the scope of the former SEISMOTECTONIC MAP OF IRAN-AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN, issued in 1984.