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Document ID (ISN)69308
CIS number 97-1311
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1319-4
Year 1997
Convention or series no. OTH 93 416
Author(s) Musson R.M.W., et al.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Title UK Continental Shelf seismic hazard
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1997. vii, 101p. Illus. 95 ref. Price: GBP 35.00.
Abstract This report describes a study to assess the seismic hazard on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf. A unified catalogue of earthquakes in the study area was prepared, along with a seismic source zoning map and seismic hazard contour maps. Secondary hazards caused by earthquakes, such as slope failure and loss of soil strength, were also reviewed. The hazard maps show a wide range of seismic hazard in offshore waters; areas with above average seismic hazard are identified. The report includes an abbreviated version of the earthquake catalogue and seismic activity maps.
Descriptors (primary) geological factors; United Kingdom; earthquakes; natural phenomena; petroleum and natural gas industry; offshore oil extraction; major hazards
Descriptors (secondary) glossary
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Natural phenomena
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Major hazards