Map of the Main Seismic Sources of Israel

Edited by: Amir Sagy, Matty Sharon, Ittai Kurzon, Shmuel Marco, Marcelo Rosensaft, Oksana Piatibratova, Yariv Hamiel

The main seismic sources are faults and fault zones that are likely to generate significant (above Magnitude 6) earthquakes in Israel (updated to 2022). The only two instrumentally recorded significant earthquakes are the 1995 7.2 MW Nuweiba earthquake occurred on the Aragonese Fault and the 1927 6.25 ML Dead Sea earthquake. All other information is based on geodetic, geologic, prehistoric and historic evidences. The traces of most of the faults in the map are located and mapped using 1:50,000 geological maps of Israel of the geological survey of Israel. Faults beyond the Israeli borders, inferred subsurface fault continuations, and inferred submarine faults are mapped based on other references. The certainty in the locations of some of the inferred faults can be low. Faults in the Cyprian Arc that can generate tsunamis that might affect the coastline of Israel are not mapped here.

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Quaternary Fault Map of Israel

Edited by: Matty Sharon, Amir Sagy, Ittai Kurzon, Shmuel Marco, Zvi Ben-Avraham, Marcelo Rosensaft

The Quaternary fault map of Israel (QFMI) presents faults that show direct and indirect evidence for activity since the beginning of the Quaternary (~2.6 Ma) in Israel, including continuations of large segments to neighboring countries. Faults are classified by: 1) the main strike-slip segments of the Dead Sea transform fault system (DST, black lines); 2) faults that have been previously mapped to cross or displace Quaternary sediments (red lines); 3) their main branches and the marginal faults of the DST (yellow lines); 4) faults that are associated with ongoing seismicity (purple lines); 5) subsurface and offshore continuations of mapped Quaternary faults (dashed lines). The mapped faults within Israel are primarily based on 1:50,000 geological maps of the Geological Survey of Israel (GSI), whilst their continuations beyond the borders and/or offshore are based on other publications.

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Below is dynamic map for displaying faults, switching betwwen types of faults is done with the help of the layers button:

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