WSM Database Release 2016

The World Stress Map database release 2016 can be downloaded here as (a) a file with comma separated fields (b) an Excel spreadsheet and (c) and a Google Earth zip-compressed file. The database is public and thus the download and usage is free of charge. Details on the database structure and the individual fields are explained in the WSM Technical Report 16-01. When you use the WSM database release 2016 please cite it as:

  • Heidbach, O., M. Rajabi, X. Cui, K. Fuchs, B. Müller, J. Reinecker, K. Reiter, M. Tingay, F. Wenzel, F. Xie, M. O. Ziegler, M.-L. Zoback, and M. D. Zoback (2018): The World Stress Map database release 2016: Crustal stress pattern across scales. Tectonophysics, 744, 484-498, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.07.007

  • Heidbach, Oliver; Rajabi, Mojtaba; Reiter, Karsten; Ziegler, Moritz; WSM Team (2016): World Stress Map Database Release 2016. GFZ Data Services, doi:10.5880/WSM.2016.001

Stress Maps based on the WSM Database Release 2016

We provide here pre-defined stress maps from individual countries or areas of key interest. These maps are edited with individual partners and institutions. The links will lead you to the landing page of the individual stress map where you download the map and where further information is provided. So far we have stress map for:

Note that the pdf-files have layers that can can turned off/on by the user. E.g. you can display different data qualities or other features related to the display of the stress map. The stress maps are provided in printing quality for a format that is close to A0. If you need a stress map for your region of interest you can use our web-service CASMO - Create A Stress Map Online. Here you can select your area, data type and quality and add your own data and plot a high quality ready-to-print stress map.

Software CASMI - Create A Stress Map Interactively

CASMI - Create A Stress Map Interactively is the extended version of the online stress map tool CASMO to generate your stress map. It is based on GMT scripts from Wessel and Smith (1998) and uses perl/TK for the graphical user interface. CASMI can be installed on any computer with a Unix platform. Details on the tool are documented with examples in the paper Heidbach and Höhne (2007) and the CASMI manual. The tool, manual and installation instructions can received here: Download CASMI

Your Stress Map

If you want edit a stress map for your country of region of interest and add this to the list of pre-defined stress maps, please contact the WSM team for assistance. We have templates and standard procedures using the GFZ Data Service to publish your stress map with a DOI to guarantee visibility and long-term availability.

For a fast on the fly generation of your stress map within a few minutes you can use our online database interface CASMO - Create A Stress Map Online in order to produce your stress map.