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Prof. Paul Martin Mai
Earth Science and Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
SRCMOD: Finite-source rupture model database is an initiative taken up by Martin Mai to compile and disseminate earthquake rupture models in order to support relevant research works across the globe. The database was published at http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/static/srcmod/ for the first time during 2004, and subsequently, revised during 2007.

Year 2012, this project is now developed as part of earthquake resource website (eQuake-RC) and improved to a large extent with incorporation of new tools. On-line users can now search the models based on Meta data. Researchers can directly upload their data. The provisions also include different file-formats, and optional on-line generation of diagram (of the model). The database currently hold 341 models from a total of 174 earthquakes.

Numbers of researchers have generously contributed the data in electronic format by a number of researchers. I owe all of them a big THANKS (in alphabetical order): M. Antolik, R. Archuleta, G. Beroza, M. Bouchon, R. Burgmann, Z. Cakir, B. Delouis, D. Dreger, S. Hartzell, T. Iwata, B. Hernandez, S. Ide, D. Lavalle, K. Johnsson, S. Jonsson, K. Ma, C. Mendoza, K. Miyakoshi, J. Salichon, H. Sekiguchi, J. Steidl, E. Tinti, D. Wald, Y. Yagi, Y. Zeng, A. Zollo. Some of the models were taken from Dave Wald's repository of finite-source models. Many thanks to all who contributed! We are particularly grateful to S. Murotoni, H. Miyake and K. Koketsu from ERI Tokyo who made a tremendous effort in collecting and providing rupture models from Japanese resources that otherwise would not have been available to us! My sincere thanks also to people who sent comments and pointed out inconsistencies in the database, in particular Agnes Helmstetter and Elisa Tinti. Special thanks to Flavio Matter and Falko Bethmann for the programming efforts! Kiran Kumar Singh Thingbaijam updated the website incoporating dynamic features. He continues to update the website as when warranted. We gratefully acknowledge financial support by the Southern California Earthquake Center and the E.C Project RELIEF (EVG1-CT-2002-00069).

While some models have been extracted from publications, most of the data were kindly sent to us in electronic format by the authors. It may so happen 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. We do not 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 cases, 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 provide you with possible help with anything you plan to do with these source models. 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!

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