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Natural Hazards

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 275–296 | Cite as

A reappraisal of the seismicity of the Maghreb countries — Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia

  • Djillali Benouar
  • Nadir Laradi
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Abstract

This paper reappraises the seismicity of Algeria and adjacent regions. It presents a general view of the geographical structure, the historical development of the seismological station network, some aspects of the effects of past destructive earthquakes, the state of knowledge of the seismicity and the seismic hazard and risk in the region under survey. Magnitude-frequency relationships for different parts of the region studied are presented as well as magnitude-intensity and intensity-attenuation relationships, semi-empirical formula. It also discusses the macroseismic information, the instrumental data and the social and economic implications of earthquakes in the Maghreb region.

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Maghreb countries, seismicity, seismological network, instrumental data, macroseismic Maghreb countries, seismicity, seismological network, instrumental data, macroseismic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Djillali Benouar
    • 1
  • Nadir Laradi
    • 1
  1. 1.USTHB, Civil Engineering InstituteAlgerAlgeria

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