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Dynamics of rock deformation at the brittle-plastic transition and the depth of earthquake faulting

Project description

Understanding rock deformation processes and fluid flow in earthquakes

The strength of the lithosphere determines the formation of tectonic plates and the generation and propagation of devastating earthquakes. Rock deformation may transition from brittle fracture to plastic flow, and this process controls the tectonic plate interface strength, the coupling between mantle flow and surface tectonics, and complex fault slip patterns such as tremors and slow slip. However, this transitional behaviour is poorly understood. The EU-funded RockDEaF project will focus on quantifying the unexplored effects of time and fluids to understand the prevailing conditions and the dynamics of fault slip at the rock deformation transition process as well as its geophysical signature.

Host institution

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 990,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 990,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

See on map

Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00