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HOw Predictable are Earthquakes

Project description

Improving earthquake forecasts

Earthquake prediction remains an active topic of natural science research. The EU-funded HOPE project aims to answer the key question of how predictable earthquakes are. At the heart of the project is the development of a new dedicated experimental device to generate multiple seismic cycles along a fault with prescribed complex geometry and rheology. With this device, the project will carry out a threefold experimental programme to calculate the complete energy balance of laboratory earthquakes, study the sensitivity of rupture nucleation, propagation and arrest to heterogeneities, and study the effect of heterogeneities on the relationship between seismic fault coupling and seismicity.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 2 498 856,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00