ESHM20 – Unified Earthquake Catalogue

Earthquakes in EPICA

Earthquakes in EPICA by magnitude value and type, which reflects the typology and reliability of supporting data.

EMEC Catalogue 1900-2014

The complete EMEC catalogue for the period 1900 – 2014 

The ESHM20 unified earthquake catalogue consists of two parts: 

  • the so-called “instrumental” catalogue (after 1900) based on the updated European-Mediterranean Earthquake Catalogue (EMEC,  Grünthal, G., Wahlström, et al.2012),
  • the European PreInstrumental Earthquake Catalogue EPICA (Rovida and Antonucci, 2021;) earthquake catalogue (between the years 1000 CE and 1899).

The ESHM20 unified earthquake catalogue is open for access and feature additional information: a) completing information for each event, and b) declustering information for each event.


Rovida A., Antonucci A. (2021). EPICA - European PreInstrumental Earthquake CAtalogue, version 1.1 [Data set]. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV).

Grünthal, G., Wahlström, R. (2012): The European‐Mediterranean Earthquake Catalogue (EMEC) for the last millennium, Journal of Seismology, 16, 3, 535‐57,

Danciu L., Nandan S., Reyes C., Basili R., Weatherill G., Beauval C., Rovida A., Vilanova S., Sesetyan K., Bard P-Y., Cotton F., Wiemer S., Giardini D. (2021) - The 2020 update of the European Seismic Hazard Model: Model Overview. EFEHR Technical Report 001, v1.0.0,