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European Fault-Source Model 2020 (EFSM20)

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 faults: 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 both slab interface and intraslab seismicity rates. The model covers an area encompassing a buffer of 300 km around all target European countries (except for Overseas Countries and Territories, OTCs) and a maximum of 300 km depth for slabs.

Crustal faults

+ Crustal faults

Subduction systems

+ Subduction systems

Collated datasets

+ Collated datasets

Slabs in 3D

+ Slabs in 3D

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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.

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