Characterization and monitoring of the Dubrovnik fault system

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


Participation at 3ECEES in Bucharest

Members of the DuFAULT research team participated with two contributions at the third engineering-seismological and seismological conference held in Bucharest.

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Fourth working meeting

The fourth working meeting of the research team of the DuFAULT project was held live on Wednesday 6 July 2022, starting at 11 o’clock, at the Geophysics Department, where the activities performed and plans for the rest of the project year were discussed.

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Participation at EGU General Assembly 2022

Members of the DuFAULT research team attended the EGU General Assembly 2022.

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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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