If you find this database of earthquake rupture models useful and you utilize it somehow for research or educational purposes, I would be more than grateful if you acknowledge this website appropriately. Thanks!
Dr. P. Martin Mai
Institute of Geophysics /
Swiss Seismological Service
ETH Hoenggerberg, HPP G1.2
CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
The data and meta-data on earthquake rupture models on this website have been collected since about 1998. While some models have been extracted from publications, most of the data were kindly sent to us in electronic format by the authors. However, we noted in several instances that electronically provided rupture models are not consistent with the source images of the corresponding publications. Rupture models may even be subject to changes/updates after publications as new data become available or new inversion strategies are tested. I cannot take any responsibility for such rupture-model variability.
We have tried our best to compile all data and meta-data as completely and accurately as possible. However, often even the corresponding publications fail to report important source-model or inversion-parameterization information or actually list parameters that are grossly inconsistent with the electronic version of the source model. In these case we either had to "guesstimate" certain parameters or we report them as "unknown".
Each user of the data and meta-data of the SRCMOD-database should verify that the given data are appropriate and accurate enough for the particular application/study. We are happy to help with anything you plan to do with these source models, but we cannot solve all potential problems you may encounter with the data.