Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Solid Earth, 12, 2211–2234, 2021

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

Solid Earth, 12, 2211–2234, 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

Srednja Kanomlja trench site, Idrija Fault, Slovenia C. Grützner

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.