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Two-Day International Seminar
Earthquake Hazards Pakistan:
Post-October 08, 2005 Muzafarabad Earthquake Scenario

University of Peshawar Summer Campus, Baragali
August 22-23, 2008

Background | Submission Format | Conference Subjects | Program Details

Day One (August 22, 2008)

08:30 - 09:55 Registration

INAUGURATION: 9.55 – 11.35

09:55 Arrival of Chief Guest
10:00 Recitation from the Holy Quran

-Closing ceremony of "Regional Workshop on Disasters Management"
-Comment by Mark Vana Mejida (ITC, Netherland)
-Comment by M. Asif Khan (Director NCE Geology)
-Certificate Distribution


Inaugural Ceremony of the "Int. Seminar on Post-October 08, 2005, Muzaffarabad Earthquake Scenario"
Address of M. Qasim Jan (VC QAU)


An overview of post-October 08, 2005, Muzaffarabad earthquake.    
MonaLisa and M. Qasim Jan

11:15 Remarks by the Chief Guest (General Farooq Ahmad, Director NDMA)
11:25 Vote of thanks by Azmat Hayat Khan (VC Univ. Peshawar)

SESSION 1: 12:00 - 1:40
Chairman: R. A. K. Tahirkheli

Co- Chairs: S. Mahmood Raza and Hasan Gauhar

12:00 Living with earthquakes in north Pakistan.
Ishtiaq A. K. Jadoon,   M. S. Baig, Wolfgang Frisch and MonaLisa
12:25 Geological and tectonic setting of the October 08, 2005 Kashmir earthquake.
Ahmad Hussain
, R. S. Yeats and MonaLisa
12:50 Active deformation, fault segmentation, scarp morphology, seismic hazard assessment and geohazards along Muzaffarabad Fault, Hazara-Kashmir Syntaxis, Northwest Himalayas, Pakistan.
M. S. Baig
, R. S. Yeats, MonaLisa, Shahab Pervez, Basit Mahmood, M. Amer Sohail, I. A. K. Jadoon and A. B. Kausar.
01:15 Implication for seismic hazards in Pakistan based on preliminary geodetic measurements.
M. Asif Khan
, S. Faisal Khan, R. Billham and R. Bendick
01:40 LUNCH

SESSION 2: 3:00-5:05
Chairman: A. H. Kazmi

Co- Chairs: Imran Ahmad Khan and Akhtar M. Kassi

03:00 Geo-hazards and remote sensing; the latest developments. Mark van der Meijde and Harald van der Werff

Significant seismic activity in Hazara Kashmir Syntaxis prior to the Muzaffarabad Earthquake of October 08, 2005.
M. Qaisar
and M. Daud Shah


Seismic Hazard Assessment of Muzaffarabad.
, A. A. Khwaja, M. Q. Jan and I. A. K Jadoon

04:15 Ensuring seismic safety in Pakistan-Post Earthquake Experiences
Tahir Shamshad
and Shaukat Qadeer
04:40 Paleoseismic evidence of surface rupture of 2005 Kashmir Earthquake in Pakistani Himalaya and coseismic generated slope conditions.
A. B. Kausar, S. S. Akhtar, Heitaro Kaneda, Hisao Kondo, M. Latif , Simon Sadiq and Hamid Hussain.

A study of earthquake triggered landslides, including the Hattian Bala landslide dam.
Tahir M. Hayat and M. Ilyas

05:30 TEA
08:30 - 09:00

Launching Ceremony of Book (Stratigraphy and Geological History of Pakistan by Ali Hamza Kazmi and Iftikhar A. Abbasi)
Comments by R. A. Khan Tahirkheli, M. Qasim Jan

09:00 DINNER
Day Two (August 23, 2008)

SESSION 3: 9:00-11:30
Chairperson: Parveen Usmani

Co- Chairs: M. Qaisar and Mirza Shahid Baig
09:00 Post-October 08, 2005 developments: earthquake hazard studies, seismic monitoring networks, installation of strong motion recorders and geomagnetic observation stations. Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry
09:25 Cost effective earthquake resisting housing.
Qaisar Ali
09:50 Case study and lessons learnt from the October 08, 2005, Pakistan Earthquake.
M. N. Chaudhry, S. S. Hussain, I. H. Baloch, Hamid Dawood and N. Ahsan
10:15 October 2005 Earthquake and safe geotechnical design of structures in Pakistan.
Sohail Kibria
, Junaid Ahmad and Sadaf Saeed
10:40 Seismic network in Pakistan.
M. Daud Shah
, M. Qaisar and Suhail Ahmad

Seismic risk parameters for Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project in AJK in the light of post October 08, 2005, Muzaffarabad earthquake scenario.
Iftikhar Ahmad
and Zulfiqar Ahmad

11:30 TEA

SESSION 4: 11:45-02:15
Chairman: Hilal A. Raza

Co- Chairs: Mirza Talib Hasan and Zulfiqar Ahmad

Evaluation of seismic and typical associated hazards in earthquake affected areas of Azad Kashmir.
and Basit Masud

12:10 Post-Earthquake scenario of Muzaffarabad environment, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Abdur Rauf Nizami and Zia-ud-Din
12:35 Effect of earthquakes liquefaction on the ground water hydraulic heads and changes in hydrogeological features in Potwar and alluvial deposits.
Zulfiqar Ahmad
and Iftikhar Ahmad
01:00 Establishment of Pakistan Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (PkSMIP) and first shake table test on RC bridge column.
S. M. Ali, Anthony Shakal and Shehzad Rahman
01:25 October 08, 2005 rupture along Jhelum Thrust and post earthquake scenario along Jhelum Fault.
S. Kazim Mehdi

Predicting topographic aggravation of seismic ground shaking at regional scale.
M. Shafique
, Mark van der Meijde, Norman Kerle, Freek van der Meer and M. Asif Khan

02:15 LUNCH

SESSION 5: 3:15-5:45
Chairman: M. N. Chaudhry

Co- Chairs: M. Arif and M.Tahir Shah
03:15 Post earthquake scenario in Pakistan: Environmental issues and need of sustainable development.
Sheikh Saeed Ahmad and Shaheen Begum
03:40 Use of gravity and geoid data in the study of tectonic structures: a case study in Pakistan with reference to October 08, 2005 earthquake.
Zulfiqar Ahmad and M. Sadiq
04:05 Recent efforts in the Post-October 08, 2005 Muzaffarabad Earthquake.
Amjad Naseer,
Akhtar Naeem Khan, Zakir Hussain, Muhammad Ashraf and Khan Shahzada
04:30 Analyzing the effectiveness of community training in the earthquake resisting reconstruction of houses–A case study from district Battagram, Pakistan.
Attaullah Shah,
Rab Nawaz and Abdul Shakoor

Analysis of prefabricated houses as a shelter solution in areas of northern Pakistan affected by October 08, 2005 earthquake.
Munir Ahmad and Himmayatullah Khan

05:20 Open Discussion
06:20 Vote of Thanks (M. Asif Khan)

National Centre of Excellence in Geology,
University of Peshawar, Peshawar-25120
Khyber Pakhtunkhawa., Pakistan.
Phone: +92-91-9216427, 9216429
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