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Geologic hazards assessment of Cairo and vicinity

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The greater area from Cairo to west of Suez and a smaller area directly around Cairo are subjected to general and detailed analysis of hazard due to geological fractures. Fracture density contour maps and rose diagrams of the fracture trends are provided. Possible natural geologic hazards which might affect the area are discussed. These include landslides, block failure, earthquakes, maars, fumarolic activity, hot springs, caves and possible rejuvenation of old fault systems.

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Kamel, A.F., El Sokkary, A.A. Geologic hazards assessment of Cairo and vicinity. Nat Hazards 13, 253–274 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00215818

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  • Egypt
  • Greater Cairo
  • fractures
  • geological hazards