Dr.Manouchehr Ghorashi

Position:Associate Prof.


Contacts Details

Tel: 0098-21-64592473

Fax: 0098-21-66070511

E-Mail: Ghorashi_manouchehr@yahoo.com


Azadi sq. , Meraj street, Geological Survey of Iran



  • Associate Professor; Reaserch Institute for Earth Seiences


Major: Tectonics

Research Interests:

  •  Seismotectonics
  •  Morpho and Neotectonics
  •  Global Tectonics

Recent Projects

  • Seismic Hazard Map Preparation of Iran


Chosen Publications:

  • Aminipanah, M., Ghorashi, M., Pourkermani, M., Asadi, A. and Behzadafshar, K., 2016. Source Characteristics of the 2012 Ahar-Varzaghan Earthquake. Open Journal of Geology, 6(01), p.39.
  •  Takieh, E.A.D., Ghorashi, M. and Rezaie, F., 2015. The Transverse Topographic Symmetry Factor of Darakeh Stream in the North Tehran, Iran.Open Journal of Geology, 5(11), p.770.
  •  Sadeghi, R., Saeedi, A., Arian, M., Ghorashi, M. and Solgi, A., 2015. Comparison of Strain Ellipsoid Shape in the South of Ardabil Range (NW), Based on the Results of the Magnetic Susceptibility Anisotropy and Paleostress Methods. Open Journal of Geology, 5(09), p.611.
  •  Alimardan, s., Solaymani, a.s., Ghorashi, m., Ghassemi, m., Oveisi, b. And Hatami, a., 2015. Morph otectonic markers and active faulting research in hashtgerd new town, west of karaj. GEOSCIENCES 24 (94), 0-0.
  •   Bagha, N., Arian, M., Ghorashi, M., Pourkermani, M., El Hamdouni, R. and Solgi, A., 2014. Evaluation of relative tectonic activity in the Tehran basin, central Alborz, northern Iran. Geomorphology, 213, pp.66-87.
  •  Pazhoohan, M., Arian, M., Ghorashi, M. and Khosrotehrani, K., 2014. A Study of Drainage Pattern Responses to Active Tectonics in Tadvan Region ‚SW Iran. Geodynamics, 1(2), pp.36-41.
  •  Copley, A., Faridi, M., Ghorashi, M., Hollingsworth, J., Jackson, J., Nazari, H., Oveisi, B. and Talebian, M., 2013. The 2012 August 11 Ahar earthquakes: consequences for tectonics and earthquake hazard in the Turkish–Iranian Plateau. Geophysical Journal International, p.ggt379.
  •    Roustaei, M., Nissen, E., Abbassi, M., Gholamzadeh, A., Ghorashi, M., Tatar, M., Yamini-Fard, F., Bergman, E., Jackson, J. and Parsons, B., 2010. The 2006 March 25 Fin earthquakes (Iran)—insights into the vertical extents of faulting in the Zagros Simply Folded Belt. Geophysical Journal International, 181(3), pp.1275-1291.
  •  Forouhid, K., Faraji, A. and Ghorashi, M., 2010, May. Study and comparison of the maximum stress directions and main fault orientations in some active zones in Iran. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (Vol. 12, p. 6608).
  •  Khavari, R., Arian, M. and Ghorashi, M., 2009. Neotectonics of the South Central Alborz drainage basin, in NW Tehran, N Iran. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(23), pp.4115-4126.
  • Nazari, A., Ritz, J.F., Salamati, R., Talebian, M., Gorashi, M., Ghassemi, A., Ansari, F., Bolurchi, M., Jamali, F. and Javadipur, S., 2009. Linear structures in south of Tehran (Reys and Kahrizak" faults"): Fault scarps or Geomorphologic phenomenon?!. Geosciences Scientific Quarterly Journal,18, pp.N-73.
  • Nissen, E., Ghorashi, M., Jackson, J., Parsons, B. and Talebian, M., 2007. The 2005 Qeshm Island earthquake (Iran)—a link between buried reverse faulting and surface folding in the Zagros Simply Folded Belt?. Geophysical Journal International, 171(1), pp.326-338.
  • Jackson, J., Bouchon, M., Fielding, E., Funning, G., Ghorashi, M., Hatzfeld, D., Nazari, H., Parsons, B., Priestley, K., Talebian, M. and Tatar, M., 2006. Seismotectonic, rupture process, and earthquake-hazard aspects of the 2003 December 26 Bam, Iran, earthquake. Geophysical Journal International, 166(3), pp.1270-1292.
  • Talebian, M., Biggs, J., Bolourchi, M., Copley, A., Ghassemi, A., Ghorashi, M., Hollingsworth, J., Jackson, J., Nissen, E., Oveisi, B. and Parsons, B., 2006. The Dahuiyeh (Zarand) earthquake of 2005 February 22 in central Iran: reactivation of an intramountain reverse fault. Geophysical Journal International, 164(1), pp.137-148.
  • Fielding, E.J., Talebian, M., Rosen, P.A., Nazari, H., Jackson, J.A., Ghorashi, M. and Walker, R., 2005. Surface ruptures and building damage of the 2003 Bam, Iran, earthquake mapped by satellite synthetic aperture radar interferometric correlation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth,110(B3).
  • Walker, R.T., Bergman, E., Jackson, J., Ghorashi, M. and Talebian, M., 2005. The 2002 June 22 Changureh (Avaj) earthquake in Qazvin province, northwest Iran: epicentral relocation, source parameters, surface deformation and eomorphology. Geophysical Journal International, 160(2), pp.707-720.
  • Talebian, M., Fielding, E.J., Funning, G.J., Ghorashi, M., Jackson, J., Nazari, H., Parsons, B., Priestley, K., Rosen, P.A., Walker, R. and Wright, T.J., 2004. The 2003 Bam (Iran) earthquake: Rupture of a blind strike‐slip fault. Geophysical Research Letters, 31(11).
  • Allen, M.B., Ghassemi, M.R., Shahrabi, M. and Qorashi, M., 2003. Accommodation of late Cenozoic oblique shortening in the Alborz range, northern Iran. Journal of structural geology, 25(5), pp.659-672.
  • Berberian, M., Jackson, J.A., Fielding, E., Parsons, B.E., Priestley, K., Qorashi, M., Talebian, M., Walker, R., Wright, T.J. and Baker, C., 2001. The 1998 March 14 Fandoqa earthquake (Mw 6.6) in Kerman province, southeast Iran: re-rupture of the 1981 Sirch earthquake fault, triggering of slip on adjacent thrusts and the active tectonics of the Gowk fault zone.Geophysical Journal International, 146(2), pp.371-398.
  • Berberian, M., Jackson, J.A., Qorashi, M., Talebian, M., Khatib, M. and Priestley, K., 2000. The 1994 Sefidabeh earthquakes in eastern Iran: blind thrusting and bedding‐plane slip on a growing anticline, and active tectonics of the Sistan suture zone. Geophysical Journal International, 142(2), pp.283-299.
  • Berberian, M., Jackson, J.A., Qorashi, M., Khatib, M.M., Priestley, K., Talebian, M. and Ghafuri-Ashtiani, M., 1999. The 1997 May 10 Zirkuh (Qa'enat) earthquake (Mw 7.2): faulting along the Sistan suture zone of eastern Iran. Geophysical Journal International, 136(3), pp.671-694.
  • Berberian, M. and Qorashi, M., 1994. Coseismic fault-related folding during the South Golbaf earthquake of November 20, 1989, in southeast Iran.Geology, 22(6), pp.531-534.
  • Berberian, M., Qorashi, M., Jackson, J.A., Priestley, K. and Wallace, T., 1992. The Rudbar-Tarom earthquake of 20 June 1990 in NW Persia: preliminary field and seismological observations, and its tectonic significance. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 82(4), pp.1726-1755.
  • Berberian, M., Jackson, J.A., Ghorashi, M. and Kadjar, M.H., 1984. Field and teleseismic observations of the 1981 Golbaf–Sirch earthquakes in SE Iran. Geophysical Journal International, 77(3), pp.809-838.
  • Vita-Finzi, C. and Ghorashi, M., 1978. A recent faulting episode in the Iranian Makran. Tectonophysics, 44(1-4), pp.T21-T25.