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RR166 - An appraisal of existing seismic hazard estimates for the UK Continental Shelf

The first seismic hazard estimates for the offshore UK Continental Shelf were made for HSE in 1986, with later subsequent studies being published in 1993 and 2002. Since the work on the most recent of these studies was completed, a number of developments have taken place. Two design standards for offshore structures have been, and a medium-sized earthquake has occurred in an area previously characterised by low seismic activity.

With this background, the Health and Safety Executive commissioned an evaluation of several existing hazard studies the light of recent methodological advances.

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Updated 2010-03-19