Principal Investigator

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tun Naing
University of Yangon (UY), Myanmar

ASEAN Co-Investigator

Gadjah Mada University (UGM)

Japanese Co-Investigator

Prof. Dr. Hiroshi KAWASE
Kyoto University

Awarded year



Collaborative Research Program for Common Regional Issues (CRC)


Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering


Myanmar is an earthquake-prone country like other countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and so on in ASEAN. The proposed research area, Mandalay, is one of the most populated and socio-economically important cities in Myanmar. It is located in high seismic prone area and so high damage and losses will have been observed if there is an earthquake in future. Therefore, this research mainly focus to mitigate the seismic hazard in Mandalay from aspect of determining underlying soil layers’ effect. For that case, primary and secondary boring data were combined to results from microtremors measurements at more than 140 sites. The major outcomes from this research are map of fundamental frequency, map of peak amplitude, map of sediment thickness, map of average shear wave velocity and map of engineering bedrock. These maps are very useful for mitigation of seismic hazard in Mandalay city. Some maps will be fundamental supports to Myanmar National Building Code and local code of practices while others will be important steps for future researches and for other researchers.

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