GEM Global Active Faults

The GEM Global Active Faults project is compiling a global dataset of active faults (link here) for seismic hazard assessment as well as research, education and general interest. While this is a work in progress, we've got a lot of the world covered already. Check out the map below, and click on any fault for more information!

Many thanks to the many geoscientists and organizations who have made the regional catalogs used in this work.

This study is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID.) The contents of this study are the sole responsibility of the GEM Foundation and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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Data Sources

Catalog Publication Data Link
USGS Hazfaults 2014 Machette et. al 2003 https://earthquake.usgs.gov/hazards/qfaults/
SHARE Woessner et al. 2013 www.efehr.org
Active Tectonics of the Andes Veloza et al. 2012 https://github.com/ActiveTectonicsAndes/ATA
Macgregor Africafaults Macgregor 2015 (none)
EMME Danciu et al. 2014 www.efehr.org
GEM Active Faults (none) https://github.com/GEMScienceTools/gem-global-active-faults
HimaTibetMap Styron et al. 2010 https://github.com/HimaTibetMap/HimaTibetMap
Myanmar (none) (none)
GEM Central Am. Carib Styron et al. in prep. https://github.com/GEMScienceTools/central_am_carib_faults
GEM N. Africa Styron, in prep. https://github.com/GEMScienceTools/n_africa_active_faults
Philippines (none) (none)
SARA (none) http://ftp.openquake.org/data/sara/hazard/t2/SARA_T2_HF.zip
Thailand (none) (none)
Taiwan Shyu et al. 2016 http://tao.cgu.org.tw/index.php/articles/archive/geophysics/item/download/2182_65e077a158d69f598522df397124c99d
Mexico Villegas et al. 2017 http://132.248.14.208/html/ojs/index.php/terra_digitalis/article/view/3/50


Questions? Concerns? Suggestions about data? Please contact Richard Styron at richard.styron (at) globalquakemodel.org.