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Seismotectonic And Seismic Hazards Map Of Tunisia

Commission of Geological Map of the World Organisation of Africain Geological Surveys

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Introduction
This product is a seismotectonic map of Tunisia showing data compiled from many sources.The purpose 1, 3 2
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of combining all information into a single map relationships can suggest hypotheses that might have not A u t h o r s : Abdelkader Soumaya, Noureddine Ben Ayed, Hayet Khayati Ammar, Ali Kadri, Fouad Zargouni, Mohamed Ghanmi, and Mohamed Hfaiedh
apparent when comparing the original source. One natural hazard in Tunisia is caused by earthquakes
and one way to measure the shaking risk is the probabilistic seismic-hazard map of Hfaiedh and Allouche
(1993).This map display earthquake ground motions for various probability levels across Tunisia and is
(1) Geological Survey, National Office of Mines, Tunis; (2): University of Carthage; (3): University of Manar, Tunis; (4): Nuclear Power Project, Socité Tunisienne de l'Electricité et du Gaz, STEG, Tunis.
applied in seismic provisions of building codes, insurance rate structures, risk assessments, and other
public policy. All the focal mechnisms used in this map are available in Soumaya et al., (2015) and listed
with their strike, dip and rake. The instrumental (Mw) and historical seismicity data is from INM catalog. Scale: 1 / 1000 000
In this project, the preparation of thematic maps in earthquake hazards constitutes an important objective
necessary for the social and economic development of Tunisia.
This map project has been initiad by Hayet Khayati Ammar, responsible of Natural Hazard Departement
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0 Historical seismicity Acknowledgments
Focal mechanism of earthquake This map was improved by suggestions from:
The seismicity data is from National Institute - Philippe Rossi (CCGM, France),
of Meterology, Tunis (INM catalog). - Mustapha Meghraoui (Université de Strasbourg, France),
Class of focal mechanism - Damien Delvaux (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium),
Main Wadis - Claudio Faccenna (University of Roma, Italy),
NF: Normal fault - Christopher Swezey (USGS),
Chotts, Sebkhas or Lakes - Assia Harbi (Research Director at CRAAG, Algeria), Seismic sources and seismotectonic zones map of Tunisia
TF: Thrust fault - Said Maouche (CRAAG, Algeria) and
- Enrico Serpelloni (INGV, Italy).
SS: Strike-slip fault The white lines indicate the administratives boundaries.
References
NS: Normal oblique fault Soumaya, A., N. Ben Ayed, D. Delvaux, and M. Ghanmi (2015), Spatial variation of present-day stress field and tectonic
All the focal mechnisms used in this map are available in regime in Tunisia and surroundings from formal inversion of focal mechanisms: Geodynamic implications for central
Soumaya et al., (2015) and listed with their strike, dip and
30°
TS: Reverse oblique fault
rake. The seismicity data (Mw) is from INM catalog. 0 30 60 90 120 km 30° Mediterranean, Tectonics, 34, 1154-1180
Hfaiedh, M. and Allouche, M., (1993) Seismic Hazard in Tunisia. Practrice of Earthquake Hazard Assessment, Edited by
U: Undefined Diane Publishing Campany. p 244-249.

Neotectonic map Ben Ayed, N., and F. Zargouni (1990), Carte sismotectonique de la Tunisie à l’échelle 1/1000 000, Fondation Nationale
de la Recherche Scientifique, Tunisia
(the state of stress and dominant tectonic regime during the Pleistocene period Sandwell, D. T., R. D. Müller, W. H. F. Smith, E. Garcia, R. Francis,(2014). New global marine gravity model from CryoSat-2
obtained by fault slip measurement). 8° 9° 10° 11° and Jason-1 reveals buried tectonic structure, Science, 346, no. 6205, pp. 65-67.
Grad, M., Tiira, T., ESC Moho Working Group, 2009. The Moho depth of the European plate. Geophys. J. Int. 176, 279–292.

Sella, G. F., T. H. Dixon, and A. Mao (2002), REVEL: A model for recent plate velocities from space geodesy, J. Geophys.
Res., 107(B4), 2081
Calais, E., DeMets, C. and Nocquet, J. M., (2003). Evidence for a post-3.16-Ma change in Nubia-Eurasia-North America plate
motions, Earth. Plan. Sci.Lett., 216, 8-92.
Serpelloni, E., G. Vannucci, S. Pondrelli, A. Argnani, G. Casula, M. Anzidei, P. Baldi, and P. Gasperini (2007), Kinematics of
the western Africa-Eurasia plate boundary from focal mechanisms and GPS data, Geophys. J. Int., 169(3), 1180–1200