The present study is focused on estimating the probabilistic seismic hazard for the capital city of Ecuador, Quito, the population of which currently exceeds 2 million inhabitants at present. Quito is located at 2800 meters above sea level within the Interandean Depression, bounded by the equatorial line to the north, in an earthquake‐prone environment (Chatelain et al., 1999; Fig. 1). The city and its suburbs have developed in a piggy‐back basin on the hanging wall of a reverse fault system (Fig. 2) that has been recognized as seismically active in historical, geomorphologic, geologic, and geodetic...

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