Probabilistic Methods and Study Earthquakes Aided by Geoinformatics

  • Pirasteh, S.,1 Mahmoodzadeh, A.,2 Alam, .


Evaluation of the earthquakes risk and mitigation strategy is one of the crucial and concerned matters for a country where disasters may occur such as Bam earthquake in Iran. Tectonic and structural geologic study using the modern space-based remote sensing and integrates to the spatial data in Geographic Information System (GIS) environment has become more popular among the scientists and researchers. Fault rupture and associated surface deformation, damage due to ground shaking can be observed using remote sensing. The recognition of fault displacements using remote sensing techniques for study in Esfahan has brought more care for rehabilitation and vulnerability. The compiled seismocity map with field checks and lab analysis for buildings beside remote sensing and GIS techniques shows that Esfahan probably has potential to the earthquakes and causes damages in the buildings. This study reveals that some of the infrastructures in Esfahan should be rehabilitated and increases the resistance against future earthquakes, especially for those historical buildings, bridges which goes back to 400 years.