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Welcome to EFEHR - the European Facilities for Earthquake Hazard & Risk


EFEHR is designed as a sustainable community resource for European Earthquake Hazard and Risk. The EFEHR web platform provides access to data, models, tools and expertise relevant for assessment of seismic hazard and risk in Europe. EFEHR is hosted at ETH Zurich and operated by the Swiss Seismological Service (Schweizerischer Erdbebendienst SED), in close collaboration with EUCENTRE Pavia. It was sponsored by the EU FP7 project NERA from 2010 to 2014.


EFEHR is also the European regional center for the Global Earthquake Model initiative GEM, and will be developed as one of the thematic services for seismology in the European Plate Observing System EPOS infrastructure. 
Using an interactive data portal and web-services, EFEHR provides expertise and background information as well as access to data and products on seismic hazard, the earthquake related vulnerability and fragility of buildings, and seismic risk, from the European scale to regional and national models.
risk framework

The logical framework for seismic hazard and risk is shown in this picture (click to enlarge).

Contributing projects

Most products and services have been developed by EFEHR and partners within the European FP6 and FP7 programs, namely in projects such as SHARE, NERA, NERIES and SYNER-G. National and regional initiatives are further contributing to EFEHR, in particular in the framework of  EPOS, the European Plate Observing System. read more