Characterization and monitoring of the Dubrovnik fault system

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


First scientific paper published

First scientific paper on seismic shaking scenarios for city of Zagreb has been published within DuFAULT project!

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Field-work preparations

This summer, DuFAULT research team has been intensively testing the equipment and set-up of future seismic stations.

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Second working meeting

The second working meeting of the DuFAULT research team was held live on Wednesday 16 June 2021, starting at 11 o’clock, at the Department of Geophysics of the Faculty of Science. All members of the research team, joined by a guest, a geologist Marin Sečanj, attended the meeting.

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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. Analyzes 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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