EMEC Earthquake catalogue

The EMEC earthquake catalogue is an extension in time and space of the CENEC catalogue (Grünthal et al., 2009). It consists of some 45,000 entries in Europe and the Mediterranean area and extends to the west to encompass the North Atlantic Ridge. The criteria are Mw ≥ 3.5 for events with latitude ≥ 44°N and Mw ≥ 4.0 for events with latitude < 44°N, in the time period 1000-2006.

Data within the catalogue area can be obtained as ASCII-file through the EMEC Earthquake Catalogue Web Service. This webservice also enables the creation of seismicity maps according to user's specifications.

In addition, a list of earthquakes in the time period 300-999 for Mw ≥ 6.0 in the catalogue area with latitude ≤ 40°N and longitude ≥ 10°E is given and a list of fake events in the time period 1000-1799.

For details see

Grünthal, G., Wahlström, R. (2012) The European-Mediterranean earthquake catalogue (EMEC) for the last millennium. Journal of Seismology 16(3): 535-570


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