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|Living in fault rupture|
Living in fault rupture zone: An overview on Shahrak-e-Majlis Landslide, 29 April 2004, Farahzad valley; northern Tehran
Manuscript completed: September 2002
Date published: October 2002
Final edition: 25 May 2004
Last field investigation: 17 May 2004
Downward movement of ground materials on slope is called as landslide or slope instability (IAEG 1990). Topography, tectonic activities, seismicity and geological and climatological conditions of Iran, make this territory capable for occurring various types of landslides. For example, mountain slope of northern Tehran has good potential for landslide, due to closeness to an active fault system.
Ikonos satellite image, 4 September 2003, (Courtesy Space Imaging Association)
On Tuesday, 29 April 2004, at 16 (local time) a landslide occurred near the town of Karkonan-e-Majlis (the Islamic Parliament employees) at western side of Farahzad Valley, located in the 5th zone of Municipality of Tehran. After this event, NGDIR set up a research group to the area. Based on evaluation of existing data, it is suggested three sliding areas, which any urban development in the area should be returned to these results. In this research, also it is calculated the north Tehran fault rupture hazard zone in study area, which has the potential of direct rupturing for structures located in this zone.