Researchers for predicting Peak Particle Velocity (PPV), form allowable vibration values, have presented different criteria and empirical relations. These relations are applicable mostly to the geological conditions, for which they are derived.
In this paper, most common empirical relation for predicting PPV. resulting from blasting, for nearby structures in Gol-e-Gohar iron mine, are reviewed. 11 three-component seismograms from two blasts were recorded by the digital seismograph PDAS-100 and processed and analyzed by DADISP software. The most suitable empirical relation was selected, which is a power equation, based on square root of scaled distance.