Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Solid Earth, 12, 2211–2234, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2211-2021

Special issue: New insights into the tectonic evolution of the Alps and the...

Solid Earth, 12, 2211–2234, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2211-2021

Research article 04 Oct 2021

Research article | 04 Oct 2021

Holocene surface-rupturing earthquakes on the Dinaric Fault System, western Slovenia

Christoph Grützner et al.

Data sets

Banjšice trench site, Predjama Fault, Slovenia C. Grützner https://doi.org/10.5069/G9KW5D75

Srednja Kanomlja trench site, Idrija Fault, Slovenia C. Grützner https://doi.org/10.5069/G9V9868W

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Short summary
Several large strike-slip faults in western Slovenia are known to be active, but most of them have not produced strong earthquakes in historical times. In this study we use geomorphology, near-surface geophysics, and fault excavations to show that two of these faults had surface-rupturing earthquakes during the Holocene. Instrumental and historical seismicity data do not capture the strongest events in this area.