Abstract

Probabilistic earthquake hazard maps were prepared for the Fiji Islands. Damage has been caused by Fiji earthquakes around 1850, in 1884, 1902, 1919, 1932 (twice), 1953 and 1979. No previous assessment had produced a comprehensive description of the earthquake hazard in Fiji and the present study was initiated in 1990 when the author was attached to the Mineral Resources Department, Fiji. Collection and analysis of data continued at MRD until 1992 and the study was completed at the Australian Geological Survey Organisation in 1993-1997. The aim of the study was to produce probabilistic earthquake hazard maps which can be used in the National Building Code for Fiji, for design of special structures, for planning, for emergency management and for risk management. Few, if any, similar studies have been undertaken in the seismically active Southwest Pacific.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1998-01-01T00:00:00

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25128 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/25128/

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earthquakes
Earth Sciences

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English

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