Characterization and monitoring of the Dubrovnik fault system

Croatian Science Foundation Research Project IP-2020-02-3960


Installation of the temporary seismic station DF06

On March 2, 2023, members of the DuFAULT research team, in collaboration with members of the CRONOS project team, installed a new temporary seismic station, DF06.

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Helena Latečki presented her work at the CSF's PhD Cafe #21

Our colleague Helena Latečki presented her research work at an event organized by the Croatian Science Foundation to promote young researchers.

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Field-work report: 30 January – 2 February 2023

In the period from 30th January to 2nd February 2023, a regular inspection and maintenance of the temporary seismological stations of the Du-Net network installed in the Dubrovnik area as part of the HRZZ project DuFAULT was carried out.

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Project DuFAULT

Project title
Characterization and monitoring of the Dubrovnik fault system – DuFAULT
Croatian Science Foundation Research Project IP-2020-02-3960


Head of the project
Asst. Prof. Josip Stipčević
Andrija Mohorovičić Geophysical Institute
Department of Geophysics

Faculty of Science
University of Zagreb


Project duration
15 February 2021 – 15 February 2025


Project summary

The main aim of this project is to explore the Dubrovnik fault system, one of the most seismically active regions in Croatia and one of the most active areas in Europe. Setting up a dense temporary network of seismographs along with a detailed analysis of recent seismic activity and important historical earthquakes, will improve the earthquake location accuracy and help us better understand the seismicity of the area. Analyses of previous geophysical and geological investigations as well as the application of new seismological and geological methods will enable the exploration of fault systems and the creation of high-resolution lithosphere models and earthquake simulation, which will indicate expected ground motion for future earthquakes and help us understand the seismic waves propagation through this area.

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