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Break-Through Rocks

Project description

A closer look at rock fractures before and during quakes

The ability to accurately predict the time, location and magnitude of future earthquakes remains limited. Now, the ERC-funded BREAK project is shaking up the world of earthquake mechanics. It will investigate whether the deformation in Earth’s crust localises onto faults that may, either rupture rapidly producing earthquakes, or undergo slow aseismic slip. Specifically, it will provide the first quantitative laboratory observations of the full displacement field in rocks before and during fault slip and separate the aseismic and seismic components of it. The project will develop novel experimental techniques based primarily on simultaneous dynamic synchrotron X-ray microtomography imaging and acoustic emission data acquisition and analysis.

Host institution

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Net EU contribution
€ 2 575 970,00
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Norway

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 575 970,00

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 2 575 970,00
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 575 970,00
EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
Net EU contribution
€ 845 875,00
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 845 875,00