Seismic hazard

Seismic hazard assessment is based on knowledge of the seismicity of the area and its surroundings, its internal structure and local soil conditions. It tells us about the probability of exceeding the selected value (which can cause an undesirable outcome: for example, severe damage) of a certain size (for example, maximum/peak horizontal ground acceleration) in a certain period of time (usually 50 years). Seismic hazard is the basis for determining seismic risk in an area, along with vulnerability and exposure. The goal is for all buildings – modern and cultural heritage, existing and future – to be earthquake resistant. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to apply the latest knowledge on seismic hazards in spatial planning and construction.

The results that we will get during the CRONOS project by applying various methods, which will include different maps, will be used directly in the assessment of seismic hazard in the study area. The purpose of this project is to publish the results of our research, a new seismic hazard map, and provide access to the data to all interested parties in order to contribute to the safety of Croatian citizens.

The results will be available on this website…