What is DISS?

DISS is a georeferenced repository of tectonic, fault, and paleoseismological information expressly devoted, but not limited, to potential applications in the assessment of seismic hazard at regional and national scale.

  • it represents faults in 3D;
  • all its records are fully parameterized;
  • it tends to completeness.

The core objects of DISS are:


The DISS Working Group

The DISS Working Group is formed by INGV scientists involved in research programmes on geologic data collection, active tectonics modeling, and hazard analyses.



The "Database of Individual Seismogenic Sources" was conceived in the late '90s by a group of scientists of Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia. The Database has since been greatly improved through successive releases.


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