European Databases of Seismogenic Faults for Science and Engineering

Twitter Seismofaults


European Fault-Source Model 2020 (EFSM20): online data on fault geometry and activity parameters

The European Fault-Source Model 2020 (EFSM20) is a product of the EU H2020 Project SERA (WP25-JRA3). It is designed to fulfill the requirements related to active faulting of the 2020 update of the European Seismic Hazard Model (ESHM20) following the probabilistic framework established for the 2013 European Seismic Hazard Model (ESHM13).

EFSM20 has two main categories of seismogenic sources: crustal faults and subduction systems. Crustal faults are meant to provide the hazard model with seismicity rates in various tectonic contexts, including onshore and offshore active plate margins and plate interiors. Subduction systems are intended to provide the hazard model with slab interface and intraslab seismicity rates. The model includes 1,248 crustal faults spanning a total length of ~95,100 km and four subduction systems (Gibraltar, Calabrian, Hellenic, and Cyprus Arcs), with a focus on an area encompassing a buffer of 300 km around all target European countries (except for Overseas Countries and Territories, OTCs) and on a maximum of 300 km depth for slabs.
Basili R., Danciu L., Beauval C., Sesetyan K., Vilanova S., Adamia S., Arroucau P., Atanackov J., Baize S., Canora C., Caputo R., Carafa M., Cushing M., Custódio S., Demircioglu Tumsa M., Duarte J., Ganas A., García-Mayordomo J., Gómez de la Peña L., Gràcia E., Jamšek Rupnik P., Jomard H., Kastelic V., Maesano F., Martín-Banda R., Martínez-Loriente S., Neres M., Perea H., Šket Motnikar B., Tiberti M., Tsereteli N., Tsironi V., Vallone R., Vanneste K., Zupančič P. (2022). European Fault-Source Model 2020 (EFSM20): online data on fault geometry and activity parameters. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV).

EU flagItalian flag

The work presented on this website has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements N° 676564 (EPOS IP) and N° 730900 (SERA). It is also financially supported by the EPOS Research Infrastructure through the contribution of the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR) for the Joint Research Unit (JRU) EPOS-Italy.

Disclaimer: the content of this website reflects only the authors' views and our funders are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Note also that each dataset distributed through this platform has its own license.


Software used

developed, hosted and maintained by