Soil and sediment quality and composition as factors in the distribution of damage at the December 26, 2003, Bam area earthquake in SE Iran (Ms = 6.6)

  title={Soil and sediment quality and composition as factors in the distribution of damage at the December 26, 2003, Bam area earthquake in SE Iran (Ms = 6.6)},
  author={Khalil Rezaei and Bernard Guest and Anke M. Friedrich and Farajollah Fayazi and Mohamad Nakhaei and Seyed Mahmoud Fatemi Aghda and Ali Beitollahi},
  journal={Journal of Soils and Sediments},
Background, aim, and scopeThe rapid growth of the world’s population over the past few decades has led to a concentration of people, buildings, and infrastructure in urban areas. The tendency of urban areas to develop in sedimentary valleys has increased their vulnerability to earthquakes due to the presence of soft soil and sediment. Several earthquakes have clearly demonstrated that local soil and sediment conditions can have a significant influence on earthquake-induced ground motion and… 
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