Project: Massively Parallel Simulation of Seismic Events following Earthquakes

Team: Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze (HPI), Fahad Khalid (HPI), Camilla Cattania (GFZ Potsdam)

Research institution: HPI Potsdam & GFZ Potsdam

Abstract: Earthquakes (seismic events) are caused by stresses that build up in the Earth’s crust. Once an earthquake occurs, it induces changes to the stress; which can lead to subsequent events. The changes in stress that follow earthquakes can be simulated, making it possible to estimate the locations where subsequent earthquakes are more likely to occur. The objective of this project is to develop a massively parallel simulation based on seismicity models developed over the past few decades in the field of Geophysics. This is a collaborative project between the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) and the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI).

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