Reports on joint efforts by the municipality of Tehran and the scientific body to prepare and implement earthquake reduction policies in the Tehran region, a mega‐city with an approximate population of 10 million people. Focuses specifically on analyzing the seismic vulnerability of the city by considering topography, geology, seismotectonics and seismicity, geotechnical aspects, structural performance, lifelines, emergency services, socio‐economic condition, and search and rescue capabilities. Defines 14 seismic vulnerability indexes for the city and relative vulnerability for 22 further sub‐divisions. Discusses the analyzed data and results. Concludes that a 0.35g scenario could produce a dramatic outcome in Tehran, with extensive damage to buildings and significant numbers of deaths and injuries.
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