Seismic Risk Reduction Program for the Mega City of Tehran, Iran Hamzeh ShakibProfessor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran and Member of Tehran City Council
TEHRAN POPULATIONpopulation : 8,000,000In daytime: 10,000,000No of districts: 22 district 4 : 800 thousand. district 22: 100 thousand.Land area :620 square kmPopulation density: 11000 (people per sqKm)
Seismic HazardLocation of Tehran Alborz mountains, which formpart of the Alps-Himalayan zone.High seismic potentialhistorical seismic data several strong earthquakeswith return periods of about 150 years.
Main active faults:Mosha FaultNorth Tehran FaultSouth and North Ray Faults
Vulnerability Assessment Residential Buildings Official Buildings General Buildings Infrastructures Water pipeline, Gas pipeline , Electricity network,Communication network, Bridges and roadways
Master plan of seismic risk reduction program The program consists: Assessment of seismic hazard, Vulnerability Risk for mitigation plan of the new and existing urbanelements. Public training program,
Goal The key goal of this program is to identify the roles andresponsibilities of the governmental and private sectionswith regard to the disaster management before, during andafter an earthquake occurrence.