Office Location and Contact Person

Dr. Oliver Heidbach

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Section 2.6 Seismic Hazard and Stress Field


14473 Potsdam


phone: ++49 (0)331 288-2814

fax: ++49 (0)331 288-1127

e-mail: heidbach(at) 

NEW World Stress Map database release 2016

For the 30th anniversary of the WSM project we compiled the new WSM database release 2016. It is a major step forward providing almost the twice the number of data records compared to the WSM 2008 database release.

The WSM 2016 has 42,870 data records and provides in a number of regions such as Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Iceland, Texas, Oklahoma, Switzerland, China, Italy, and New Zealand a significant increase of data.