Study of the characteristics of the fault zone in the Western Crete

During the years 2006 to 2008, a research project was realized in the Western Crete, named: «IMPROVEMENT OF THE MONITORING INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE SEISMIC ACTIVITY AND INSTALLATION OF AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR TSUNAMI WAVES IN CRETE ISLAND».
The project was carried out in the Western part of the Crete, along the west side of the island where the major tectonic fault zone is located. The aim of the project was to study in depth using non-destructive (geophysical methods) the characteristics of the fault zone, the extent and possible depth of the zone and if possible, derive critical results concerning the past and future seismic activity of this zone and its relations to the major seismic activity of the Crete Island. An additional objective in this research was also to identify the Tsunami deposits in the area, map them if possible and extract the maximum possible usable information.