[EGER] EGER - Drilling the Eger Rift

Climate & Ecosystems

Year of Application: 2016

Expedition ID: 5008

Current Status: pending

West Bohemia
earthquake swarms
magnetic fluids
Master Data

Prof. Dr. Torsten Dahm (First-PI)

Prof. Dr. Dirk Wagner (PI)
Prof. Dr. David Dolejs (PI)
Prof. Dr. Stefan Buske (PI)
Dr. Karin Bräuer (PI)
Dr. Catherine Alexandrakis (PI)
Prof. Dr. Michael Korn (PI)
Prof. Dr. Frank Krüger (PI)

Dr. Mohammad Javad Fallahi (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Tobias Nickschick (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Andreas Schmidt (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Jens Mingram (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Peter Wigger (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Gerard Munoz Soler (Scientific Participant)
Marco Paschke (Scientific Participant)
Timothy Davis (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Ulrich Wegler (Scientific Participant)
Patryk Krauze (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Daniel Lipus (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Jens Kallmeyer (Scientific Participant)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Neumann (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Martin Zimmer (Scientific Participant)
Karsten Adler (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Christina Flechsig (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Josefine Umlauft (Scientific Participant)
Prof. Dr. Joerg Erzinger (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Anna Platz (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Simone Cesca (Scientific Participant)
Prof. Dr. Stephen Miller (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Thomas Wiersberg (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Thomas Heinze (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Stefanie Donner (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Thomas Günther (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Horst Kämpf (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Nirjhar Mullick (Scientific Participant)
Prof. Dr. Francois Holtz (Scientific Participant)
Marius Kriegerowski (Scientific Participant)
Prof. Dr. Florian Bleibinhaus (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Heiko Woith (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Robert Bussert (Scientific Participant)
Helge Simon (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Marshal Alawi (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Klaus Bauer (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Matthias Ohrnberger (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Hortencia Flores Estrella (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Eleonora Rivalta (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Ute Weckmann (Scientific Participant)
Prof. Dr. Serge A. Shapiro (Scientific Participant)
Dr. Jens Heinicke (Scientific Participant)

Projektstart: 1 August, 2017
Geologisches Alter: Cenozoic

Latitude: 50°4'23''N


Regionen & Städte:

Western Bohemia
Eger Rift

Longitude: 12°22'9''E

Czech Republic


soft sediment
hard rock

Drilling Data

Drilling Depth:
Core Yield:
Core Length:
Amount of Drill Holes:
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Related DFG-Projects

[Shapiro] Seismic and Seismological Features of the Vogtland-Bohemia Earthquake Swarms - in preparation for a high resolution seismic survey and scientific drilling (2010 - 2014)

[Kämpf] The different degassing behaviour of upper mantle-derived fluids in the western Eger rift area - a contribution to find an optimal ICDP location (2005 - 2007)

[Bräuer] Registrierung von durch das Schwarmbeben im Oktober 2008 verursachten gasgeochemischen Anomalien an Entgasungsstellen im Vogtland und NW Böhmen (2010 - 2011)

[Mangelsdorf] Impact of geogenic CO2 on the depth distribution of and feedstock provision for deep microbial communities in the Hartousov mofette system in NW Bohemia (2016 - ongoing)

[Flechsig] Large-scale geoelectrical survey in the Eger Rift zone (W-Bohemia) at proposed PIER-ICDP fluid monitoring drill sites to image fluid-related resistivity structures (2016 - 2018)

[Strauch] Spatial and temporal variations of the fluid signatures with regard to ongoing magmatic and different earthquake swarm activity beneath the Cheb basin/CZ (2011 - 2015)

[Weckmann] Site characterization of the PIER-ICDP drill holes by imaging the subsurface electrical conductivity structure: local and regional structure beneath Mýtina and Neualbenreuth Maar (ConeEM) (2018 - ongoing)

[Kämpf] The different degassing behaviour of upper mantle-derived fluids in the western Eger rift area - a contribution to find an optimal ICDP location (2005 - 2010)

[Bräuer] The current state of the hidden magmatic process beneath the western Eger Rift after the 2011 earthquake swarm traced by isotope studies (2014 - 2017)

[Korn] Detection and localization of acoustic signals from fluid ascent channels near CO2 degassing sites in the Cheb basin (West-Bohemia) (2014 - ongoing)

[Korn] Spatial and temporal seismic imaging of fluid migration through the crust in the W-Bohemia/Vogtland earthquake swarm area (2013 - 2015)

[Flechsig] Research study for a geoelectrical pre-site survey of the drilling location within the Eger Rift - Investigation of the subsurface electrical conductivity distribution (2008 - 2012)

[Korn] Spatial and temporal seismic imaging of fluid migration through the crust in the W-Bohemia/Vogtland earthquake swarm area (2010 - 2015)

[Mangelsdorf] Impact of geogenic CO2 on the depth distribution of and feedstock provision for deep microbial communities in the Hartousov mofette system in NW Bohemia (2018 - 2019)

[Miller] Modelling the Bohemian Earthquake Swarms: Application of a poro-thermo-elastic plastic model with weakening, damage and multiphase flow in GPU (2013 - 2016)

[Weckmann] Site characterization of the PIER-ICDP drill locations to understand the relation between earthquake swarms, mofette fields and crustal fluid pathways by imaging the electrical conductivity structure (2015 - 2016)

[Lipus] Genomic Explorations into the Microbial Metabolisms of an Active Rift System (2020 - ongoing)

[Buske] High-resolution reflection and refraction seismic characterization of the projected PIER-ICDP fluid monitoring sites in the Novy Kostel swarm earthquake region (2016 - ongoing)

[Lipus] Genomic Explorations into the Microbial Metabolisms of an Active Rift System (2019 - ongoing)

[Rivalta] MagmaCourse: Fluid pathways below the Eger Rift constrained by numerical and analog simulations coupled to MT inversions. (2017 - ongoing)

[Rivalta] MagmaCourse: Fluid pathways below the Eger Rift constrained by numerical and analog simulations coupled to MT inversions. (2019 - 2021)

[Donner] Non-double-couple moment tensor components and their relation to fluid flow in the West-Bohemia/Vogtland region (2021 - ongoing)

[Alawi] Microbial processes in the deep biosphere of the CO2-dominated active fault zone in NW Bohemia (2015 - 2018)

[Hannemann] Dynamics of fluid flow in Westbohemia/ Vogtland: Imaging and Detection (Bohemian FluID) (2019 - ongoing)

[Alexandrakis] High-resolution Imaging of Swarm Systems through seismological re-processing of earthquakeswarm episodes employing full waveform double-difference methods [HISS] (2017 - 2018)

[Ohrnberger] Locating Scattered Energy in Vogtland’s Earthquake Swarm Source Area through Double 3D-Array Beamforming and Inter-Event Coda Correlation Imaging (2019 - ongoing)

[Woith] more – mofette research (2019 - 2020)

[Alexandrakis] High-resolution Imaging of Swarm Systems through seismological re-processing of earthquakeswarm episodes employing full waveform double-difference methods [HISS] (2014 - 2016)

[Korn] Detection and localization of acoustic signals from fluid ascent channels near CO2 degassing sites in the Cheb basin (West-Bohemia) (2016 - 2018)


The Bohemian Massif (500-250 Ma), the easternmost part of the Variscan orogenic belt, is one of the largest stable outcrops of pre-Permian rocks in Central and Western Europe. This region has persistent geodynamic activity that is clearly linked to upper mantle, and offers a globally unique location for studying intra-continental earthquake swarm (ES) seismicity in combination with deep crust and mantle degassing as well as their interaction with the deep biosphere. The main questions regarding seismicity, microbial life and origin, and heat flow are all linked by the common questions of fluid flow, pathways, and composition. The ICDP project 'Drilling the Eger Rift' aims to develop the most modern, comprehensive laboratory at depth worldwide for the study of 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. Existing studies on ES so far have relied on surface observations, such as discontinuous gas and fluid monitoring and collection at springs and mofettes and surface seismic stations. These types of studies are now approaching the edge of their capabilities. In particular, the gas analysis suffers from contamination of meteoric fluids and gases, which are present in the surficial sediment layers and partially mask the signatures of mantle-generated gas. From the microbiological viewpoint active fault zones could be seen as -Hot Spots-of microbial life in the deep subsurface compared to other continental deep biosphere ecosystems due to an intensified substrate support by the CO2-dominated fluid flow. Therefore active fault zones provide unique conditions for studying microbial life at depths, which can only be done in situ. The regular occurrence of persistent earthquake swarms with known radiation effects offers the unique possibility to design and tune a borehole-based monitoring network for optimized analysis of the high frequency content of weak swarm-like seismicity, which appears clearly related to fluid-flow in the crust between 5 and 10 km depth. Although the existing seismic network provides excellent broadband data recordings, the high-frequency data, which is most useful for resolving small magnitude events and investigating small-scale subsurface structures, such as fluid pathways, is strongly attenuated by the weathered bedrock and the sedimentary layer and lost in the noise generally recorded by surface stations.

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Timothy Davis (2021). "An analytical and numerical analysis of fluid-filled crack propagation in three dimensions" Dissertation p187

Davis, Timothy, Bagnardi, Marco, Lundgren, Paul, Rivalta, Eleonora (2021). "Extreme curvature of shallow magma pathways controlled by competing stresses: insights from the 2018 Sierra Negra eruption" Geophysical Research Letters 48 p10

Daskalopoulou, Kyriaki, Woith, Heiko, Zimmer, Martin, Niedermann, Samuel, Barth, Johannes AC, Frank, Alexander H, Vieth-Hillebrand, Andrea, Vlček, Josef, Bağ, Cemile Dilara, Bauz, Ralf (2021). "Insight Into Hartoušov Mofette, Czech Republic: Tales by the Fluids" Frontiers in Earth Science p193

Mantiloni, L., Davis, T., Gaete Rojas, A. B., Rivalta, E. (2021). "Stress Inversion in a Gelatin Box: Testing Eruptive Vent Location Forecasts With Analog Models" Geophysical Research Letters 48 p11

Cesca, Simone, Malebrán, Carla Valenzuela, López-Comino, José Ángel, Davis, Timothy, Tassara, Carlos, Oncken, Onno, Dahm, Torsten (2021). "The 2014 Juan Fernández microplate earthquake doublet: Evidence for large thrust faulting driven by microplate rotation" Tectonophysics 801

Davis, T., Rivalta, E., Dahm, T. (2020). "Critical fluid injection volumes for uncontrolled fracture ascent. Geophysical Research Letters" Geophysical Research Letters 47 p9

Woith, Heiko, Daskalopoulou, Kyriaki, Zimmer, Martin, Fischer, Tomáš, Vlček, Josef, Trubač, Jakub, Rosberg, Jan-Erik, Vylita, Tomáš, Dahm, Torsten (2020). "Multi-level gas monitoring: a new approach in earthquake research" Frontiers in Earth Science 8

Umlauft, J, Korn, M (2019). "3-D fluid channel location from noise tremors using matched field processing" Geophysical Journal International 219 p1550-1561

Nickschick, Tobias, Flechsig, Christina, Mrlina, Jan, Oppermann, Frank, Löbig, Felix, Günther, Thomas (2019). "Large-scale electrical resistivity tomography in the Cheb Basin (Eger Rift) at an ICDP monitoring drill site to image fluid-related structures" Solid Earth 10 p1951–1969

Nickschick, T., Flechsig, C., Mrlina, J., Oppermann, F., Löbig, F., Günther, T. (2019). "Large-scale electrical resistivity tomography in the Cheb Basin (Eger Rift) at an International Continental Drilling Program (ICDP) monitoring site to image fluid-related structures" Solid Earth 10 p1951-1969

Davis, T., Healy, D., Rivalta, E. (2019). "Slip on wavy frictional faults: Is the 3rd dimension a sticking point?" Journal of Structural Geology 119 p33-49

Rivalta, E., Corbi, F., Passarelli, L., Acocella, V., Davis, T., Di Vito, M.A. (2019). "Stress inversions to forecast magma pathways and eruptive vent location" Science Advances 5(7): eaau9784 p11

Umlauft, Josefine (2018). "3D Noise Source Location using Matched Field Processing" Dissertation

Heinicke, Jens, Woith, Heiko, Alexandrakis, Catherine, Buske, Stefan, Telesca, Luciano (2018). "Can hydroseismicity explain recurring earthquake swarms in NW-Bohemia?" Geophysical Journal International 212 p211-228

Bräuer, Karin, Kämpf, Horst, Niedermann, Samuel, Strauch, Gerhard (2018). "Monitoring of helium and carbon isotopes in the western Eger Rift area (Czech Republic): Relationships with the 2014 seismic activity and indications for recent (2000–2016) magmatic unrest" Chemical Geology 482 p131-145

Rohrmüller, J., Kämpf, H., Geiß, E., Großmann, J., Grun, I., Mingram, J., Mrlina, J., Plessen, B., Stebich, M., Veress, C., Wendt, A., Nowaczyk, N. (2018). "Reconnaissance study of an inferred Quaternary maar structure in the western part of the Bohemian Massif near Neualbenreuth, NE-Bavaria (Germany)" International Journal of Earth Sciences 107 p1381-1405

Halpaap, Felix, Paschke, Marco, Bleibinhaus, Florian (2018). "Shallow reflection seismic evidence of tectonic activity in the Cheb Basin, NW Bohemia" Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica 62 p80-101

Heinze, Thomas, Hamidi, Sahar, Galvan, Boris (2017). "A dynamic heat transfer coefficient between fractured rock and flowing fluid" Geothermics 65 p10-16

Hrubcova, Pavla, Geissler, Wolfram H., Bräuer, Karin, Vavrycuk, Vaclav, Tomek, Cestmir, Kämpf, Horst (2017). "Active Magmatic Underplating in Western Eger Rift, Central Europe" Tectonics 36 p2846-2862

Nickschick, Tobias, Flechsig, Christina, Meinel, Cornelia, Mrlina, Jan, Kämpf, Horst (2017). "Architecture and temporal variations of a terrestrial CO2 degassing site using electric resistivity tomography and selfpotential" International Journal of Earth Sciences 106 p2915-2926

Mousavi, Sima, Haberland, Christian, Bauer, Klaus, Hejrani, Babak, Korn, Michael (2017). "Attenuation tomography in West Bohemia/Vogtland" Tectonophysics 695 p64-75

Kind, Rainer, Handy, Markl R., Yuan, Xiaohui, Meier, Thomas, Kämpf, Horst, Soomro, Riaz (2017). "Detection ofa new sub-lithospheric discontinuity in Central Europe with S-receiver functions" Tectonophysics 700-701 p19-31

Bussert, Robert, Kämpf, Horst, Flechsig, Christina, Hesse, Katja, Nickschick, Tobias, Liu, Qi, Umlauft, Josefine, Vylita, Tomáš, Wagner, Dirk, Wonik, Thomas, Hortencia Estrella Flores, Mashal Alawi (2017). "Drilling into an active mofette: pilot-hole study of the impact of CO 2-rich mantle-derived fluids on the geo–bio interaction in the western Eger Rift (Czech Republic)" Scientific Drilling 23 p13-27

Fischer, T., Matyska, C., Heinicke, J. (2017). "Earthquake-enhanced permeability – evidence from carbon dioxide release following the ML 3.5 earthquake in West Bohemia" Earth and Planetary Science Letters 460 p60-67

Krauze,Patryk, Kämpf,Horst, Horn,Fabian, Liu,Qi, Voropaev,Andrey, Wagner,Dirk, Alawi,Mashal (2017). "Microbiological and Geochemical Survey of CO2-Dominated Mofette and Mineral Waters of the Cheb Basin, Czech Republic" Frontiers in Microbiology p2446

Heinze, Thomas, Hamidi, Sahar, Galvan, Boris, Miller, Stephen A. (2017). "Numerical simulation of the 2008 West-Bohemian earthquake swarm" Tectonophysics p436-443

Davis, T., Healy, D., Bubeck, A., Walker, R. (2017). "Stress concentrations around voids in three dimensions: The roots of failure" Journal of Structural Geology 102 p193-207

Schuessler, Jan A., Kämpf, Horst, Koch, Ulrich, Alawi, Mashal (2016). "Earthquake impact on iron isotope signatures recorded in mineral spring water" Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 121 p8548-8568

Estrella, H Flores, Umlauft, Josefine, Schmidt, Andreas, Korn, Michael (2016). "Locating mofettes using seismic noise records from small dense arrays and matched field processing analysis in the NW Bohemia/Vogtland Region, Czech Republic" Near Surface Geophysics 14 p327-335

Heinze, Thomas, Galvan, Boris (2016). "Novel numerical strategy for solving strongly coupled elastoplastic damage models with explicit return algorithms: Application to geomaterials" International Journal of Solids and Structures 80 p64-72

Babuška, Vladislav, Růžek, Bohuslav, Dolejš, David (2016). "Origin of earthquake swarms in the western Bohemian Massif: Is the mantle CO2 degassing, followed by the Cheb Basin subsidence, an essential driving force?" Tectonophysics 668-669 p42-51

Mullick, Nirjhar (2016). "Seismic imaging of the geodynamic activity at the western Eger rift in central Europe and Fresnel zone imaging" Dissertation

Hrubcova, Pavla, Vavrycuk, Vaclav, Bouskova, Alena, Bohnhoff, Marco (2016). "Shallow crustal discontinuities inferred from waveforms of microearthquakes: Method and application to KTB Drill Site and West Bohemia Swarm Area" JGR: Solid Earth 121 p881-902

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Heinze, Thomas, Galvan, Boris, Miller, Stephen Andrew (2015). "A new method to estimate location and slip of simulated rock failure events" Tectonophysics 651 p35-43

Nickschick, Tobias, Kämpf, Horst, Flechsig, Christina, Mrlina, Jan, Heinicke, Jens (2015). "CO2 degassing in the Hartoušov mofette area, western Eger Rift, imaged by CO2 mapping and geoelectrical and gravity surveys" International Journal of Earth Sciences 104 p2107-2129

Heinze, Thomas (2015). "Development and application of coupled THM solvers to estimate rock failure events from laboratory to field scales" Dissertation

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Bräuer, Karin, Kämpf, Horst, Strauch, Gerhard (2014). "Seismically triggered anomalies in the isotope signatures of mantle-derived gases detected at degassing sites along two neighboring faults in NW Bohemia, central Europe" Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth p5613-5632

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Kämpf, Horst, Bräuer, Karin, Schumann, Jens, Hahne, Kai, Strauch, Gerhard (2013). "CO2 discharge in an active, non-volcanic continental rift area (Czech Republic): Characterisation (δ13C, 3He/4He) and quantification of diffuse and vent CO2 emissions" Chemical Geology 339 p71-83

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Bräuer, Karin, Kämpf, Horst, Koch, Ulrich, Strauch, Gerhard (2011). "Monthly monitoring of gas and isotope compositions in the free gas phase at degassing locations close to the Nový Kostel focal zone in the western Eger Rift¸ Czech Republic" Chemical Geology 290 p163-176

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