Preliminary Earthquake Hazard Map of Afghanistan
By
Oliver S. Boyd, Charles S. Mueller, and Kenneth S. Rukstales
2007
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1137
NOTE: The GIS database for this map has been approved for release and
publication by the Director of the USGS. Although this database has been
subjected to rigorous review and is substantially complete, the USGS reserves
the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review.
The data can be downloaded from the USGS server at URL
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1137/. Shapefiles of the data are included
in zipped archives. In addition, PDF files of the report and maps may be
downloaded, from which paper copies may be printed.
The database and other files are as follows:
Readme file--
00readme.txt
Metadata files--
af1hz050_arc.met - metadata for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, arcs
af1hz050_poly.met - metadata for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, polygons
af1hz050_pts.met - metadata for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, points
af1hz250_arc.met - metadata for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, arcs
af1hz250_poly.met - metadata for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, polygons
af1hz250_pts.met - metadata for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, points
af5hz050_arc.met - metadata for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2-second period
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, arcs
af5hz050_poly.met - metadata for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2-second period
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, polygons
af5hz050_pts.met - metadata for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2-second period
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, points
af5hz250_arc.met - metadata for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2-second period
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, arcs
af5hz250_poly.met - metadata for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2-second period
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, polygons
af5hz250_pts.met - metadata for horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2-second period
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, points
afpga050_arc.met - metadata for peak horizontal acceleration
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, arcs
afpga050_poly.met - metadata for peak horizontal acceleration
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, polygons
afpga050_pts.met - metadata for peak horizontal acceleration
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, points
afpga250_arc.met - metadata for peak horizontal acceleration
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, arcs
afpga250_poly.met - metadata for peak horizontal acceleration
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, polygons
afpga250_pts.met - metadata for peak horizontal acceleration
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, points
afpga250int_a.met - metadata for peak horizontal acceleration
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 1, arcs
afpga250int_p.met - metadata for peak horizontal acceleration
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 1, polygons
afpga250int_s.met - metadata for peak horizontal acceleration
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 1, points
faults.met - metadata for geologic faults used or considered in calculating the seismic hazard of Afghanistan
seismicity.met - metadata for seismicity usedin calculating the seismic hazard of Afghanistan
Shapefiles--
Shapefiles are composed of four files with the following file extensions
.dbf - the database of attributes
.prj - coordinate system information
.shp - feature geometry
.shx - feature geometry index
The following shapefiles are available for download:
af1hz050_arc - horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, arcs
af1hz050_poly - horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, polygons
af1hz050_pts - horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, points
af1hz250_arc - horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, arcs
af1hz250_poly - horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, polygons
af1hz250_pts - horizontal spectral response acceleration for 1.0-second period
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, points
af5hz050_arc - horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2-second period
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, arcs
af5hz050_poly - horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2-second period
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, polygons
af5hz050_pts - horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2-second period
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, points
af5hz250_arc - horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2-second period
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, arcs
af5hz250_poly - horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2-second period
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, polygons
af5hz250_pts - horizontal spectral response acceleration for 0.2-second period
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, points
afpga050_arc - peak horizontal acceleration
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, arcs
afpga050_poly - peak horizontal acceleration
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, polygons
afpga050_pts - peak horizontal acceleration
10% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, points
afpga250_arc - peak horizontal acceleration
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, arcs
afpga250_poly - peak horizontal acceleration
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, polygons
afpga250_pts - peak horizontal acceleration
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 2, points
afpga250int_a - peak horizontal acceleration
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 1, arcs
afpga250int_p - peak horizontal acceleration
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 1, polygons
afpga250int_s - peak horizontal acceleration
2% probability of exceedance in 50 years, plate 1, points
faults - geologic faults used or considered in calculating the seismic hazard of Afghanistan
seismicity - seismicity usedin calculating the seismic hazard of Afghanistan
PDF files--
ofr07-1103plate1.pdf - Earthquake Hazard Map for Afghanistan
Peak Horizontal Acceleration With a 2 Percent Probability of Exceedance in 50 Years
ofr07-1103plate2.pdf - Earthquake Hazard Maps for Afghanistan