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Earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides in the Corinth rift, Greece A multidisciplinary approach for measuring, modelling, and predicting their triggering mode and their effects.

Objective

The project will contribute to better measure, model, and predict the processes leading to earthquakes, andslides, submarine slides, and tsunamis, and their effect in terms of hazard. The target area is the rift of Corinth,well known for its exceptional activity with respect to these hazards. This work will focus on the western end of the rift, close to the cities of Patras and Aigion, where the risk is highest. We will study the short term seismic hazard with methods involving seismology, geodesy, geophysics, and geochemistry. In addition to strong motion analysis and prediction, transient processes (seismic swarms, ?silent? earthquakes, fluid transients) will be studied, for a better modelling fault mechanics and earthquake preparation processes. In addition to the existing monitoring arrays and data base, specific new instrumentation will be built. Near-real time alarms systems for significant earthquakes will be developed and tested. For the long term seismic hazard, the seismic potential of active faults will be assessed on land and offshore. For submarine slope failures, places of past and future potential slumps will be mapped, and complemented by marine sediment coring and dating on selected places. Scenarios of slope failure and of coseismic displacement of the sea floor will be the inputs for tsunami modelling. The latter will be implemented using the existing high resolution bathymetry for modelling of the wave run up. Early warning alarms will be developed and tested. For landslid

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-GLOBAL-2
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
Address
4 Place Jussieu
Paris
France

Participants (17)

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
France
Address
45 Rue D'ulm
Paris
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE
France
Address
1-4 Avenue De Bois-préau
Rueil Malmaison
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
Address
77-83 Avenue Du Général De Gaulle
Clamart
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
4 Place Jussieu
Paris
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address
University Campus
Patra
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Christou Lada Street 6
Athens
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address

Anavyssos-attiki
NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Lofos Nymfon
Thission - Athens
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
Administration Building-aristotle University Campus
Thessaloniki
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
Roma
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni, 33
Bologna
WORLD AGENCY OF PLANETARY MONITORING AND EARTHQUAKE RISK REDUCTION
Switzerland
Address
Route De Malagnou 36A
Geneva
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND - DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
Dublin 4
NEURON SA
Greece
Address
280 Kifisias Avenue
Halandri, Athens
UNIVERSITE BLAISE PASCAL CLERMONT FERRAND II
France
Address
34 Avenue Carnot
Clermont-ferrand
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE / DÉLÉGATION CÔTE D'AZUR
France
Address
250, Rue Albert Einstein, Bâtiment 3
Valbonne
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE - MATEMATICKO-FYZIKÁLNÍ FAKULTA
Czechia
Address
Ke Karlovu 3
Praha 2