The 2014 seismic hazard model of the Middle East: overview and results

Şeşetyan, Karin
Danciu, Laurentiu
Tumsa, Mine B. Demircioglu
Giardini, Domenico
Erdik, Mustafa Özder
Akkar, Dede Sinan
Gülen, Levent
Zare, Mehdi
Adamia, Shota
Ansari, Anooshiravan
Arakelyan, Avetis
Askan Gündoğan, Ayşegül
Avanesyan, Mher
Babayan, Hektor
Chelidze, Tamaz
Durgaryan, Raffi
Elias, Ata
Hamzehloo, Hossein
Hessami, Khaled
Kalafat, Dogan
Kale, Ozkan
Karakhanyan, Arkady
Khan, Muhammad Asif
Mammadli, Tahir
Al-Qaryouti, Mahmood
Sayab, Mohammad
Tsereteli, Nino
Utkucu, Murat
Varazanashvili, Otar
Waseem, Muhammad
Yalçın, Hilal
Yılmaz, Mustafa Tolga
The Earthquake Model of Middle East (EMME) Project aimed to develop regional scale seismic hazard and risk models uniformly throughout a region extending from the Eastern Mediterranean in the west to the Himalayas in the east and from the Gulf of Oman in the south to the Greater Caucasus in the North; a region which has been continuously devastated by large earthquakes throughout the history. The 2014 Seismic Hazard Model of Middle East (EMME-SHM14) was developed with the contribution of several institutions from ten countries. The present paper summarizes the efforts towards building a homogeneous seismic hazard model of the region and highlights some of the main results of this model. An important aim of the project was to transparently communicate the data and methods used and to obtain reproducible results. By doing so, the use of the model and results will be accessible by a wide community, further support the mitigation of seismic risks in the region and facilitate future improvements to the seismic hazard model. To this end all data, results and methods used are made available through the web-portal of the European Facilities for Earthquake Hazard and Risk (


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K. Şeşetyan et al., “The 2014 seismic hazard model of the Middle East: overview and results,” BULLETIN OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, pp. 3535–3566, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: