Dr Roger Musson

Dr Roger Musson Head, Seismic Hazard Archives

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 205

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  •  1980 –current :  Seismologist with BGS
  •  1979 :  PhD Edinburgh University
  •  1975 :  BSc Queens University Belfast

Current projects and collaboration


  •  Archival studies
  •  Programming (FORTRAN, Visual Basic)
  •  Public speaking
  •  Seismic hazard analysis

Professional association

  •  Fellow of the Geological Society of London
  •  Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  •  Member of the American Geophysical Union
  •  Member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  •  Member of the Seismological Society of America

Research interests

  •  Historical seismology
  •  Macroseismology
  •  Seismic hazard

Published outputs

Key papers

MUSSON, R M W. 2012. On the nature of logic trees in probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, Earthquake Spectra, Vol 28, 1291-1296.

MUSSON, R M W. 2012. PSHA validated by quasi observational means, Seismological Research Letters, Vol 83, 130-134.

MUSSON, R M W, GRUENTHAL, G, and STUCCHI, M. 2010. The comparison of macroseismic intensity scales. Journal of Seismology, Vol 14, 413-428.

MUSSON, R M W. 2009. Ground motion and probabilistic hazard. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 7, 575-589.

MUSSON, R M W, and SARGEANT, S L. 2007. Eurocode 8 seismic hazard zoning maps for the UK. British Geological Survey Technical Report, CR/07/125.

MUSSON, R M W. 2007. British earthquakes. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Vol. 118, 305-337.

MUSSON, R M W. 2005. Intensity attenuation in the UK. Journal of Seismology, Vol. 9, 73-86.

MUSSON, R M W, and CECIC, I. 2002. Macroseismology. 807-822 in International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology. LEE, W H K, KANAMORI, H, JENNINGS, P C, and KISSLINGER, C (editors). 1. (San Diego: Academic Press.)