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The SHARE European Earthquake Catalogue (SHEEC) for the time period 1900–2006 and its comparison to the European-Mediterranean Earthquake Catalogue (EMEC)

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This short communication describes the differences of the seismicity data file of the SHARE European Earthquake Catalogue from 1900 to 2006 in comparison to the European-Mediterranean Earthquake Catalogue by Grünthal and Wahlström (J Seismol 16:535–570, 2012). SHARE is the EC project Seismic Hazard Harmonization in Europe. Differences occur in the very north of the study area, in Greece and adjacent areas, and with respect to local volcanic earthquakes at Etna, Italy.

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Acknowledgments

The authors wish to thank M. Stucchi and H. Bungum for data and valuable comments. We are most grateful to the referees for their suggestions, which have improved the text. Thanks are also due to J. Wössner for implementing the data for further use in the project SHARE. The research leading to the externally provided data, which were added to the EMEC data file, or replaced EMEC data within the polygon “Greece”, was partially funded within the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under grant agreement no. 226967. Financial support was provided by Aon Benfield for the catalogue related work at GFZ.

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Grünthal, G., Wahlström, R. & Stromeyer, D. The SHARE European Earthquake Catalogue (SHEEC) for the time period 1900–2006 and its comparison to the European-Mediterranean Earthquake Catalogue (EMEC). J Seismol 17, 1339–1344 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10950-013-9379-y

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  • Earthquake catalogue
  • Europe
  • Magnitude