Natural Hazards

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 233–247 | Cite as

Seismotectonic regionalization of the Red Sea area and its application to seismic risk analysis

  • Roberto Pedone
  • Paolo Lombardo
  • Dimitris Diamantidis


A seismological evaluation of the Red Sea margin is presented in this contribution based on the concept of seismotectonic regionalization. The geology and the tectonic structure are critically reviewed to define regions of homogeneous seismicity in the study area, and available seismicity data are implemented to estimate the seismic parameters of the region. The results of the study are applied to evaluate the seismic hazard of an offshore platform site.

Key Words

Seismotectonics earthquake recurrence parameters seismic hazard 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Pedone
    • 1
  • Paolo Lombardo
    • 1
  • Dimitris Diamantidis
    • 1
  1. 1.D'Appolonia S.p.A.GenovaItaly

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