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 OJG  Vol.6 No.2 , February 2016
Tectonic and Seismotectonics Survey in Behbahan
Abstract: Among the natural hazards, destructive earthquakes are the most common cause of casualties and financial losses and human deaths several times more in developing countries than developed countries. By increasing urbanization and construction process, construction activities and because Behbahan is a new city and is located near active faults, earthquake risk is increasing and will have disastrous results. Historical data also indicate destructive earthquakes in 1052 and 1085 with the magnitudes of 8.6 and 8.5 on the Richter scale which destroyed Arjan and killed many people. Due to frequent earthquakes in Behbahan as well as numerous small and large faults around it, the city has high seismic potential. So locating new developments and constructions should be more accurate.
Cite this paper: Zolfegharifar, S. , Bosak, M. (2016) Tectonic and Seismotectonics Survey in Behbahan. Open Journal of Geology, 6, 103-108. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2016.62010.
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