Earthquakes are among the most destructive geodynamic events. Enormous personal and economic loss can be prevented if adequate policies for seismic hazard prevention are implemented. Knowledge on past earthquakes and on current seismicity in a given region are required for effective seismic hazard mitigation.
We focus our research on
- detecting past large earthquakes and characterizing their seismogenic sources (paleoseismology); and
- exploring the impact of considering paleoseismic results in seismic hazard analyses (SHA).
The Eastern Betic ranges (EBSZ) has been our main study area during the last two decades.