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Quaternary Active Faults Database of Iberia

The Spanish IGME (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España) has published a great tool for anyone interested in neotectonics and paleoseismology of the Iberian Peninsula. Besides the earthquake catalogues, they have created a GoogleMaps-based database of active faults in Spain and Portugal. You can now easily find the faults interesting for you on a map, but there’s far more information behind that.

The QAFI database (http://www.igme.es/infoigme/aplicaciones/qafi/)

 

If you click on the faults marked in red, you’ll see a pop-up menu showing basic information on the actual fault:

Basic information about the selected fault and an ID for more details.

If you click on the fault ID, a new site opens with detailed information and the literature used to compile the data (here the Ventas de Zafarraya Fault):

Details on the selected fault - the Ventas de Zafarraya Fault in Southern Spain: Geometry, recurrence intervalls, max. magnitudes, literature etc.

A great tool and absolutely easy to be used! Many thanks to our Spanish colleagues. You can also download additional information on the database (and the entire database!) here: http://www.igme.es/infoigme/aplicaciones/qafi/Download.aspx

Cite the database as:

J. García-Mayordomo, J. M. Insua-Arévalo, J. J. Martínez-Díaz, A. Jiménez-Díaz, R. Martín-Banda, S. Martín-Alfageme, J. A. Álvarez-Gómez, M. Rodríguez-Peces, R. Pérez-López, M. A. Rodríguez-Pascua, E. Masana, H. Perea, F. Martín-González, J. Giner-Robles, E. S. Nemser, J. Cabral and the QAFI Compilers Working Group (2012): The Quaternary Active Faults Database of Iberia (QAFI v.2.0), Journal of Iberian Geology (submitted).

Cite a record:

Compiler/s name/s (compilation year) Name of the fault: name of the segment (ID). In: Quaternary Active Faults Database of Iberia v.2.0 – December 2011 (García-Mayordomo et al., eds.), IGME, Madrid.

Cite the web site of the database:

IGME (2012). QAFI: Quaternary Active Faults Database of Iberia. Accessed “DATE”, from IGME web site: http://www.igme.es/infoigme/aplicaciones/QAFI/

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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and is looking for ancient earthquakes.

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