EARTHQUAKE HAZARD SCENARIO AND SEISMIC MICRO-ZONING ASSESMENT IN MÁLAGA PROVINCE OF SPAIN
- ´´Earthquake´´, ´´Peak ground acceleration´´, ´´Seismic zone´´
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Spain is considered as a land of moderate seismic activity compared to other Mediterranean countries. Seismic activity is more intense in the south and eastern part of Spain. Málaga province is situated in the southern part of Spain and located near the boundary between the African and Eurasian plates. Málaga has experienced strong and frequent earthquakes in past, caused severe damages. To measure the effect of earthquake ‘peak ground acceleration (PGA)’ has commonly been used by the scientists. Here, in this study the seismic zone map of Málaga province has been created depending on available PGA data (return period of 475 years). The obtained seismic micro-zoning is important for assessing hazard prediction and urban regional planning in the earthquake prone areas of Málaga. The result shows the existence of spatial variation of vulnerability of earthquake in the province, which increases from west to east of Málaga.