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Drilling The Eger Rift


Eger Rift

The principal goal of the presite surveys and workshops is the investigation of the recent dynamics and geological history of Eger Rift. The important topics are

1. main physical processes responsible for earthquakes in this region,
2. geological aspects related to selecting a best drilling site, and
3. technical aspects of continental scientific drilling as well as of borehole monitoring.


(Figure ©: A tectonic sketch map showing the position of the Eger Rift within the Bohemian Massif and its relation to the basic structural features of Central Europe (Špičáková et al. 2000))



Europe, Czech Republic, Czechia, Western Bohemia, Eger, Eger Rift



50° 4' 23'' N, 12° 22' 9'' E (Please scroll down to end of page for more information.)


Project Start and End
  • not yet determined


Programs and Funding


Principal Investigators
  • Ales Spicak, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Geophysical Institute, Department of Tectonics and Geodynamics
  • Marjorie (Marge) Wilson, University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment
  • Brian Horsfield, German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 3.2, Organic Geochemistry
  • Andrea Förster, German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 6.2, Geothermal Reservoirs
  • George (Randy) Keller, University of Oklahoma, ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics


Partners and Contractors



CO2, Collision Zones, Convergent Margins, Czechia, Deep Biosphere, Earthquake Swarms, EGER, Eger Rift, ICDP-2004/12, Maar Structures, Mantle Fluids, Mantle-crust


Current State



Google Earth/Maps