Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2245–2258, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2245–2258, 2021

Data description paper 21 May 2021

Data description paper | 21 May 2021

A focal mechanism catalogue of earthquakes that occurred in the southeastern Alps and surrounding areas from 1928–2019

Angela Saraò et al.

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Focal mechanisms describe the orientation of the fault on which an earthquake occurs and the slip direction. They are necessary to understand seismotectonic processes and for seismic hazard analysis. We present a focal mechanism catalogue of 772 selected earthquakes of 1.8 ≤ M ≤ 6.5 that occurred in the southeastern Alps and surrounding areas from 1928 to 2019. For each earthquake, we report focal mechanisms from the literature and newly computed solutions, and we suggest a preferred one.