The European Database of Seismogenic Faults

General information
Region Central Mediterranean
Code ITCS090
Name Sicily-Tunisia
Compiler(s) Kastelic V.(1), Tiberti M.M.(1)
Contributor(s) Kastelic V.(1), Tiberti M.M.(1), Burrato P.(1)
Created 20/07/2010
Updated 23/11/2011

Parametric information
Parameter Qual. Evidence
Min Depth (km) 3 EJ Inferred from regional tectonic considerations.
Max Depth (km) 12 EJ Inferred from geophysical data.
Strike (deg) 200 - 270 LD Based on geological data from various authors.
Dip (deg) 30 - 60 EJ Inferred from regional geological considerations.
Rake (deg) 80 - 100 EJ Inferred from regional geological and geodynamic considerations.
Slip Rate (mm/y) 0.1 - 0.5 EJ Inferred from regional geodynamic considerations.
Max Magnitude (Mw) 6.5 EJ Inferred from the largest known earthquake in the area.
Q-keys: LD = Literature Data; OD = Original Data; ER = Empirical Relationship; AR = Analytical Relationship; EJ = Expert Judgement

1) Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia; Sismologia e Tettonofisica; Via di Vigna Murata, 605, I-00143 Roma, Italy