In view of the major advancement made in understanding the seismicity and seismotectonics of this region in recent times, an updated probabilistic seismic hazard map of India covering 6°–38° N and 68°–98° E was prepared and presented in this paper. In present analysis, three types of seismic sources, viz. linear, areal and zoneless models were considered and different attenuation relations were used for different tectonic provinces. The study area was divided into small grids of size 0.1° x 0.1° and the PHA and Sa values were evaluated at the centre of each grid point. A MATLAB code has been developed to estimate the hazard using linear sources and zoneless approach whereas CRISIS software was used to model areal sources. Comparison of different methodologies is presented in the paper. The linear source model predicts higher hazard compared to other two source models and Zoneless approach gives the lower value of hazard at a particular grid point. For most of the cities, gridded seismicity model is giving higher values compared to aerial sources except for Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Kanpur.
T. G. Sitharam and Dr. Sreevalsa Kolathayar, “Probabilistic Evaluation of Seismic Hazard in India: Comparison of Different Methodologies”, in 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, 2012.