WP 6 Modelling and parameterizing the SW Iceland earthquake release and deformation processes

Start date or starting event:


Lead contractor:                                          IMOR in close cooperation with SIUI

Participants:                                                IMOR,  SIUI, DF.UNIBO, GFZ POTSDAM, CNRS-UMR 5562



Modelling and parameterizing the strain build-up and strain release in the SW Iceland earthquake zones on basis of all available relevant multidisciplinary data.



Progress and results of WP 6.1 and 6.2.

Progress and results of other workpackages parameterizing or modelling on basis of various observations.

Methodology / work description:

Several models have been created to describe faulting in the South Iceland seismic zone, models which explain significant observations of geophysics and geology.  The June 2000 earthquakes yield new information which constrain such a model.


WP 6.1 and 6.2 will continue modelling work carried out within the PRENLAB projects, fulfilling more multidisciplinary information, and especially observations of the June 2000 earthquakes.


The workpackage leaders together with representatives of WP 6.1 and WP 6.2 will create a forum with other partners of the consortium to discuss and to merge a general model of the area. It will inform the participants about emerging results regarding the general characteristics of the SISZ and the linked Reykjanes peninsula, so they can be applied directly in the various workpackages.


Deliverables including cost of deliverable as percentage of total cost of the proposed project:


Sessions at project meetings.

M1    Re  RE  0,4%


Sessions at project meetings.

M10  Re  RE  0,4%


Sessions at project meetings.

M20  Re  RE  0,4%


Report on modelling progress.

M22  Re  PU  0,8%


Article on a new model for the SISZ and the RP fault zones.

M24  Re  PU  1,2%



Milestones: Delivery of the above items at the date indicated.