Introducing Seismology Department Introducing Seismology Department


Today Seismology Department maintains the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) which analyzes earthquakes in iran. Earthquake research at the programme for Geophysics is to a large extent data driven and focuses on methodological development and specific geological targets. We have developed the data acquisition and analysis systems.

The locations, focal mechanisms and underlying stress states are analyzed to understand why the earthquakes occur where they do. We investigate structures in the crust and mantle using various methods developed within areas of seismic tomography and surface wave analysis in order to understand processes such as mountain building and volcano development.

Our earthquake researches is focused on understanding the mechanism of the earthquakes and investigating the mechanisms behind the current intra-plate, inter-plate Makran subdoction zone and three different collision zones seismicity and investigations of the structure of the crust and upper mantle of Iran plate.


Number of Academics (2018-2019): 13

  • One Full Professor
  • four Associate Professors
  • Seven Assistant Professors
  • One lecturer


Number of M.Sc. Graduates (1974-2019): …


Academic Activities:

  • MSc. programs
  • PhD. programs