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The Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA) Training Manual is an example-based instructional manual that teaches the main concepts needed to construct a simple seismic hazard model. Aiming for accessibility, the manual puts an emphasis on openly available data sets and tools, and instructs on the state-of-practice in PSHA. 

Target audience: novice seismic hazard modeller, university level or higher

PSHA Training Manual

PART I: Introduction
  1. Introduction to seismic hazard analysis
  2. Components of a seismic hazard model


PART II: Seismic source characterisation
  3. Basic data
  4. Seismic source model


PART III: Ground motion characterisation
  5. Basic data and parameters
  6. Ground motion characterisation


PART IV: Modelling epistemic uncertainty
  7. Epistemic uncertainty and logic trees
  8. Seismic source model logic tree
  9. Ground motion model logic tree


PART V: PSHA results
10. Types of hazard results
11. Bibliography



Please cite as: 

GEM Foundation (2021). Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA) Training Manual. 


Example Material



12 Jupyter Notebooks, instructions for download, installation, and use

Software requirement:

Oracle VM VirtualBox (see instructions)

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