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GSHAP dataset information page

Short Description

Global Seismic Hazard Map

Statement: Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program

Abstract: The Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program (GSHAP) was launched in 1992 by the International Lithosphere Program (ILP) with the support of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), and endorsed as a demonstration program in the framework of the United Nations International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (UN/IDNDR).

In order to mitigate the risk associated to the recurrence of earthquakes, the GSHAP promotes a regionally coordinated, homogeneous approach to seismic hazard evaluation; the ultimate benefits are improved national and regional assessments of seismic hazards, to be used by national decision makers and engineers for land use planning and improved building design and construction.

Data format

Data type: Surface properties
Data origin: Measured
Data format: ASCII
Other format: ps
Data resolution:

Data Coverage

Spatial data coverage: global
Temporal data coverage: Time averaged
Time period covered: --


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  • D. Giardini, G. Grünthal, K. M. Shedlock, P. Zhang, 1999. The GSHAP Global Seismic Hazard Map. Annals of Geophysics, 42, 1225-1230