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The SubQuake database contains spatial rupture information for worldwide Mw ≥ 7.5 subduction megathrust earthquakes which occurred between 1900 and 2018. It provides epicenter locations (from the ISC-GEM catalogue), rupture contours and if possible seismic asperity contours (i.e. the area where the largest slip occurred). The rupture- and seismic asperity contours have been collected from various sources, specified for each event. The database has been compiled and developed by Elenora van Rijsingen, Serge Lallemand and Stephane Arnal.

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Time window entire database:
1900-01-01 to 2017-12-31



Magnitude Mw

Magnitude range entire database
Mw 7.5 - 9.6


Choose a predefined geographical region
or insert custom coordinates (lon: 0/360, lat: -90/90)

Categories (more information)

Cat.1 (1990+, asperities 50% max slip)
Cat.2 (1990-, asperities 50% max slip)
Cat.3 (1990-, asperities)
Cat.4 (1990-, no asperities)
Cat.5 (1990-, no rupture contours)

Please refer to van Rijsingen et al. (2018) and the original source provided here when using data from the SubQuake database. This work has been supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 642029 - ITN CREEP.
For further details on subduction zones parameters, please visit SUBMAP