3D fault sets of Germany and adjacent areasLuisa Röckel, Birgit I. R. Müller, Steffen Ahlers, Karsten Reiter, Tobias Hergert, Andreas Henk, Oliver Heidbach, and Frank Schilling https://doi.org/10.5445/IR/1000143465
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Reactivation of tectonic faults can lead to earthquakes and jeopardize underground operations. The reactivation potential is linked to fault properties and the tectonic stress field. We create 3D geometries for major faults in Germany and use stress data from a 3D geomechanical–numerical model to calculate their reactivation potential and compare it to seismic events. The reactivation potential in general is highest for NNE–SSW- and NW–SE-striking faults and strongly depends on the fault dip.
Reactivation of tectonic faults can lead to earthquakes and jeopardize underground operations....