ESHM2020 Overview

The 2020 European Seismic Hazard Model (ESHM20) provides an update on the earthquake hazard assessment of the Euro-Mediterranean region. ESHM20 has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 730900 of the SERA-Project ( It is the successor version of the 2013 Euro-Mediterranean Seismic Hazard Model (ESHM13)

Research teams across Europe have developed the ESHM20 in a cooperative effort through a participatory peer-reviewed process, in collaboration with GEM (Global Earthquake Model Foundation) and EPOS (European Plate Observing System).

A fully probabilistic framework was adopted in the hazard model implementation, and all datasets and inputs are fully cross-border harmonised. The scientific data and input models are accessible on the publicly available EFEHR GitLab repository.


Danciu L., Nandan S., Reyes C., Basili R., Weatherill G., Beauval C., Rovida A., Vilanova S., Sesetyan K., Bard P-Y., Cotton F., Wiemer S., Giardini D. (2021) - The 2020 update of the European Seismic Hazard Model: Model Overview. EFEHR Technical Report 001, v1.0.0,