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EarthquakeHAZARD&RISKacross Europe
Earthquake
HAZARD&RISK
across Europe

EARTHQUAKES in Europe

Earthquakes can neither be prevented nor precisely predicted. Therefore, they have a great potential to cause damage and affect the well-being of society: During the 20th century, earthquakes in Europe accounted for more than 200,000 deaths and over 250 billion Euros in losses (EM-DAT).

However, assessments of earthquake hazard and risk improve the understanding of where strong ground shaking is most likely to occur and what impacts future earthquakes will have. Such models also exist at the European level. They offer comparable information, which is crucial for defining transnational disaster risk mitigation strategies to reduce damage from future earthquakes and protect lives.

Earthquakes of magnitude 4 or higher that have occurred in Europe in the last thousand years.

EARTHQUAKE HAZARD across Europe

Earthquake hazard describes the potential ground shaking due to future earthquakes in Europe.

Europe's hazard map Discover EARTHQUAKE HAZARD across Europe

EARTHQUAKE RISK across Europe

Earthquake risk estimates the impact that can be expected from future earthquakes in Europe.

Europe's risk map Discover EARTHQUAKE RISK across Europe

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The European Facilities for Earthquake Hazard and Risk, short EFEHR, is a non-profit network of organisations and community resources aimed at advancing earthquake hazard and risk assessment in the European-Mediterranean area.

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