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TRULY EXTENDED EARTHQUAKE RUPTURE

Project description

Quake study investigates fault system behaviour

In Europe, there are many earthquake-prone countries including Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. While earthquake prediction is a branch of the science of seismology, no scientist has ever been able to predict a major earthquake. The EU-funded TEAR project will provide key tools for fast, reliable, efficient and physics-based seismic hazard assessment for future use. It will study, for the first time, the full complexity of fault system behaviour to figure out how faults slip and cause earthquakes. It will work to develop and validate a generalised visco-elastoplastic framework. TEAR will use high-performing computing to renew our understanding of fault slip and fault zone evolution.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 499 750

Beneficiaries (1)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 499 750
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments