Seismic sources of Ibero-Maghrebian region and its seismotectonic implications. Application to the seismic risk.

Cofinanciado por:
Project title | Seismic sources of Ibero-Maghrebian region and its seismotectonic implications. Application to the seismic risk.
Project Code | 415/CNRST/MARROCOS
Main objective |

Region of intervention |

Beneficiary entity |
  • Universidade de Évora(líder)
  • Centre National pous la Recherche Scientifique et Technique - Marrocos(parceiro)
  • Institut National de Géophysique(parceiro)

Approval date | 01-04-2008
Start date | 01-04-2008
Date of the conclusion | 01-04-2011

Total eligible cost |
European Union financial support |
National/regional public financial support |

Summary

An event of magnitude Mw 6.1 occurred on 12/02/2007 off coast of South-Western Portugal. The earthquake had its epicentre at 175 km South-West of San Vicente Cape. This earthquake is the largest earthquake since the great instrumental earthquake, Ms=8.0 (USGS), occurred on February 28th, 1969 in the same epicentral area. This event has been widely felt in Faro, Lagos (Portugal), Seville, Madrid (Spain) Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech (Morocco). The occurrence of this earthquake puts into focus the importance, from the point of view of seismicity, of the Ibero-Maghrebian region and the need to know in detail the earthquakes occurred in the area and understand the source rupture process, in order to establish the correct assessment of the seismic risk in this zone, particularly in Morocco and Portugal.


Objectives, activities and expected/achieved results

Objectives

Os objectivos científicos do projecto são: 1) Determinação do processo de ruptura dos sismos de 2007 mediante a utilização de técnicas baseadas em modelos cinemáticos e dinâmicos; 2)     Cálculo de movimentos fortes do solo, para o SW da Península Ibérica e Marrocos, para sismos de magnitude entre 6.0 e 8.0; 3)  Obtenção de um modelo sismotectónico detalhado para a zona.

Activities

  • Artigos em revistas internacionais 1 a 2;
  •  Comunicações em encontros internacionais  3;
  •  Comunicações em encontros nacionais  5; 
  • Organização de encontros 1;
  • Aplicações computacionais 1.