Acta Geophysica

, Volume 64, Issue 2, pp 336–361 | Cite as

Site-specific Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Map of Himachal Pradesh, India. Part I. Site-specific Ground Motion Relations

  • Prabhu Muthuganeisan
  • S. T. G. Raghukanth
Open Access
Acta Geophysica


This article presents four regional site-specific ground motion relations developed for the state of Himachal Pradesh in northwest Himalaya, situated in a seismically active region. These relations are developed from synthetic free surface ground motion databases obtained from a calibrated stochastic seismological model considering the characteristic properties of this specific region. The adopted methodology incorporates the site effects characterised through active MASW tests conducted in 22 important cities. The estimated ground motion levels from the developed relations are found to be in reasonable agreement with the recorded data.

Key words

PSHA GMPE seismic hazard site coefficients Himalaya 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prabhu Muthuganeisan
    • 1
  • S. T. G. Raghukanth
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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