Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Research article
02 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 02 Jun 2021

Regional centroid moment tensor inversion of small to moderate earthquakes in the Alps using the dense AlpArray seismic network: challenges and seismotectonic insights

Gesa Maria Petersen, Simone Cesca, Sebastian Heimann, Peter Niemz, Torsten Dahm, Daniela Kühn, Jörn Kummerow, Thomas Plenefisch, and the AlpArray and AlpArray-Swath-D working groups


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-13', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Gesa Petersen, 28 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-13', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Gesa Petersen, 28 Apr 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on se-2021-13', Anonymous Referee #3, 23 Mar 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Gesa Petersen, 28 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Gesa Petersen on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Apr 2021) by Emanuel Kästle
ED: Publish as is (02 May 2021) by CharLotte Krawczyk(Executive Editor)
Short summary
The Alpine mountains are known for a complex tectonic history. We shed light onto ongoing tectonic processes by studying rupture mechanisms of small to moderate earthquakes between 2016 and 2019 observed by the temporary AlpArray seismic network. The rupture processes of 75 earthquakes were analyzed, along with past earthquakes and deformation data. Our observations point at variations in the underlying tectonic processes and stress regimes across the Alps.