GEM 2009/2010 report 2nd edition
The open source OpenQuake software for seismic hazard and risk assessment is already being used in various ways around the globe. Notwithstanding the fact that the current version of the software still is a ‘developer’ release, the code is stable and can already execute reliable hazard and risk calculations. That is the reason why the Instituto di Geofi sica of Ecuardor asked GEM to work together on developing the country's new seismic hazard maps, using OpenQuake. An example of preliminary maps produced so far is shown here. Furthermore, collaborations with the EMME and SHARE Regional Programmes have led to valuable lessons and improvements on both sides and produced results that will be used to visualise the work the Programmes carry out. Read more on the application of OpenQuake on page 28.