Dynamic rupture earthquake simulation of the 2016 Kaikoura New Zealand earthquake (Ulrich et al., Nature Communications)

TEAR - Truly Extended Earthquake Rupture

Earthquakes are a multi-scale and multi-physics hazard. The ERC Starting Grant project TEAR aims on providing a bridge by modeling using the largest supercomputers world-wide, enabling, for example, probabilistic forecasting of ground shaking.

TEAR proposes a paradigm shift in modeling earthquake dynamics and our understanding on how faults slip - a grand challenge of computational seismology and geophysics. 

For this purpose TEAR will combine novel mathematical frameworks, field observations and laboratory data sets and cutting-edge numerical techniques empowered by supercomputing.


We are a growing and diverse team led by PI Prof. Alice-Agnes Gabriel.


Find TEAR preprints and open-access publications as well as where to meet us!