Seismological Activities in Malaysia

【Author】

Low Kong Chiew and Saw Bun LiongMalaysian Meteorological Service, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

【Institution】

Malaysian Meteorological Service,Malaysian Meteorological Service Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ,Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

【Abstract】

In this paper, the development of the National Seismic Network of Malaysia is described first. Then, the maximum intensities on the Modified Mercalli (MM) scale experienced by Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia and the damage to man-made structures caused by earthquakes are analyzed. Finally, the seismic risk management and strategy to mitigate seismic risk in Malaysia are outlined.

【Keywords】

Peninsular Malaysia; East Malaysia; Seismic risk management; Strategy to mitigate seismic risk

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