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Drilling the Eger Rift: Magmatic fluids driving the earthquake swarms and the deep biosphere

Project Acronym: EGER | State: Operational Phase | Expedition ID: 5008

The ICDP project 'Drilling the Eger Rift' aims to develop the most modern, comprehensive laboratory at depth worldwide for the study of earthquake swarms (ES), crustal fluid flow, mantle-derived CO2 and He degassing, and processes of the deep biosphere.

In order to reach a new level of high-frequency, near source, and multi-parameter observation of ES and related phenomena, such a laboratory will comprise of a high-frequency 3D seismic array with a set of four shallow boreholes, combined with modern continuous real-time fluid monitoring at depth (the shallow boreholes) and the study of deep biosphere.

Keywords: Europe, Czech Republic, Germany, Earthquake Swarms, Magmatic Fluids, West Bohemia

Landwüst and Hartosouv Cores are stored at Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Spandau, Germany

Bazina Liba Cores are stored at Geothermal Research Centre Ringen in Litomerice, CZ.

Project Management

Project Details

Project Location

Project Timeline

Moratorium - Bazina

25 February 2022 - 25 February 2025

Sampling Party - Bazina (CZ)

24 - 25 February 2022 in Litoměřice, Czech Republic

Sampling Party - Landwüst

2 December 2021 in Berlin-Spandau, Germany

Moratorium - Landwüst

2 December 2021 - 2 December 2024

Drilling - Bazina (CZ)

4 - 28 November 2021

Moratorium - Hartousov

30 July 2021 - 30 July 2024

Sampling Party - Hartousov

27 - 30 July 2021 in Berlin-Spandau, Germany

Drilling - Hartousov (CZ)

12 August - 30 September 2019

Drilling - Landwüst (D)

23 April - 8 July 2019

Full Proposal Approved

First Full Proposal Submitted

Workshop Held

3-7 October 2004 in Bykov, Czech Republic

Workshop Proposal Approved