Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Research article
04 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 04 Oct 2021

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

Christoph Grützner, Simone Aschenbrenner, Petra Jamšek Rupnik, Klaus Reicherter, Nour Saifelislam, Blaž Vičič, Marko Vrabec, Julian Welte, and Kamil Ustaszewski

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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.