American Journal of Environmental Sciences

A New Viewpoint for Seismotectonic Zoning

Reza Derakhshani and Seyed Saeed Eslami

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2011.212.218

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 3

Pages 212-218


Problem statement: Seismotectonic zoning has always been used to get access to intracontinental seismic deformation whereas zoning is not enough reliable in regard with small-scale studies. Approach: This research presents a theoretical model on the basis of plate tectonic theory to introduce a new approach to conduct zoning in terms of seismic deformation. Results: The result of this research not only has reliability but also is applicable to variety of research scales. Conclusion: The numerical techniques were used in the proposed model. Thus, this novelty model contains remarkable innovations: (1) Objectivity, accuracy and therefore reliability of zoning have been increased. (2) Numerical explanation of seismic deformation has been presented.


© 2011 Reza Derakhshani and Seyed Saeed Eslami. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.