Seismology Research Division



on the efforts of late Dr. Hossein Keshi Afshar, the Geophysics Institute was founded in 1336 and continued its activities since 1339. Since the establishment of the Institute in 1336, the seismology department has been established with the aim of studying the country's earthquake and investigating ways to reduce the risks of earthquakes. In this regard, due to the importance of the earthquake and the need of the country, the launch of seismic stations and networks has gradually expanded. The faculty members of this section, in addition to research activities, also trainee students in postgraduate and postgraduate degrees.


Important sector activities:

 Use of earthquake data to study the shell of Iran and its characteristics in different regions.

Consultation and Cooperation in Seismic Studies in Provinces of the Country.

 Earthquake Tectonic Investigations in Different States. 

 Implementation of research projects in various seismic areas, especially regarding the site of important structures such as dam, power plant, etc.

 Study the effects of explosions on their adjacent structures, especially vital arteries such as oil, gas and water pipes.

Close cooperation with seismic centers of the country. 

International Collaboration on Seismology and the Implementation of International Conferences. 


Goals and capabilities of the sector:

 The main objectives of the research activities of this section are: 

Use of earthquake data to study their properties and to study the crust as a dissertation or research project.

Implementation of applied research projects in various seismic areas, especially regarding the site of important structures such as dam, power plant, etc.

Close cooperation with the seismic centers of the country. 

International cooperation on seismology and the implementation of international conferences on the continental level of Asia.


The main objectives of this training are:

Provide background for students' theoretical learning.

Use of information collected on earthquakes in student research.

Participation in holding short-term courses to promote the level of scientific and empirical knowledge of interns and students of the country.


The main goals of the activities of this department in relation to other organizations and centers are:

Consultation and collaboration in seismic studies and applied research projects.

Study of the effect of mine blasts on their adjacent structures.

Earthquake Tectonic Investigations in Different Areas.


Equipment (laboratory and field) section:

SS-1 seismograph device 

L4CD Seismograph Device 

PS-2 stabilization device (Analog)

PDAS-100 Digital Digital Device 

SCSI data storage device

Computer facilities and specialized software for seismology


Museum section:

The center provides a collection of the oldest seismic wave recording devices in the institute, which, in addition to the educational aspect, represents the historical evolution of the equipment. The museum now includes the following sections:

views  : With the installation of images, the heads of the Institute of Geophysics from the beginning to the present day, chairmen and faculty members of the seismology department and experts working there.

Seismotectonics  and Seismographs : Seismology Research Division Lab, along with the introduction of some earthquakes in the world and Iran, as well as seismographs, including the introduction of the Institute's basic devices, Galitsin and Stuttgart Hiller And ... are.

Time: Displays old devices of time and images of used devices from time to time.


Some new activities section:

The seismology section recently attempts to publish some of the software-applied-software books in the field of seismology, for example: 

"Data Conversion and Practical Acquaintance with SEISAN Seismic Data Analysis Software". 

The  book "Vocabulary of Seismology, Persian-English". 

"Quality control in the seismic network and seismology", in the printing stage. 

Preparation of the book "Practical work with specialized software-earthquake software", in the preparation stage for printing. 

"Repair, maintenance and installation of seismic stations of the National Seismic Center", ready for printing.