The methods adopted to evaluate seismic hazard may vary significantly from country to country, even where the countries share a common border and the regional seismic zones overlap. Apart from differences in method, the underlying seismological and geological databases maintained in neighboring countries may differ substantially in scope, reliability, and interpretation, and thus cause further international disparities in the conduct and output of seismic hazard assessment. For reasons both technical and administrative, it is rare to establish a collaborative industrial venture involving independent organizations from several countries aimed at joint probabilistic seismic hazard mapping for a region spanning a common...

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