project . 2016 - 2017 . Closed

AspSync

Unravelling mechanisms controlling asperities synchronization and triggering mega-earthquakes: insights from analog experiments and subduction zone earthquake statistics
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 658034 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 185,076 EURFunder Contribution: 185,076 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Jan 2016
    End Date
    31 Dec 2017
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
  • Open Access mandate
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Description
Subduction mega-earthquakes are among the most destructive events on Earth. When affecting very densely populated areas these earthquakes may cause extensive human losses and severe damages, as for the 2011 M9.0 Tohoku-Oki event (Japan). According to the ‘asperity model’, a mega-earthquake may occur when regions of the fault that are potentially seismic (i.e., asperities) interact and synchronize failing together. But understanding the physical conditions that are responsible for such synchronization still remains enigmatic. AspSync proposes to tackle this problem using a multidisciplinary approach that combines analog modelling with geodynamics and statistics. ...
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Description
Subduction mega-earthquakes are among the most destructive events on Earth. When affecting very densely populated areas these earthquakes may cause extensive human losses and severe damages, as for the 2011 M9.0 Tohoku-Oki event (Japan). According to the ‘asperity model’, a mega-earthquake may occur when regions of the fault that are potentially seismic (i.e., asperities) interact and synchronize failing together. But understanding the physical conditions that are responsible for such synchronization still remains enigmatic. AspSync proposes to tackle this problem using a multidisciplinary approach that combines analog modelling with geodynamics and statistics. ...
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