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OpenQuake Engine

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The OpenQuake Engine is an open source application that allows users to compute seismic hazard and seismic risk of earthquakes on a global scale. DOI: 10.13117/openquake.engine

AGPLv3 PyPI Version PyPI - Wheel

Current Long Term Support (LTS) release - for users wanting stability

Current LTS version is the OpenQuake Engine 3.16 'Angela':

The code name for version 3.16 is Angela, in memory of the Italian science journalist Piero Angela.

Latest release - for users needing the latest features

Latest stable version is the OpenQuake Engine 3.18.

General overview

The OpenQuake Engine software provides calculation and assessment of seismic hazard, risk and decision-making tools via the data, methods and standards that are being developed by GEM (Global Earthquake Model) and its collaborators.

Running the OpenQuake Engine

Visualizing outputs via QGIS


A QGIS plug-in is available for users that would like to visually explore the outputs from the engine. Check the documentation for instructions on how to drive the engine and visualize outputs. Source code also available.

For developers and contributors

For contributors


A mirror of this repository, hosted in Pavia (Italy), is available at

The main download server ( is hosted in Nürnberg (Germany).


The OpenQuake Engine is released under the GNU Affero Public License 3.



The OpenQuake Engine is developed by the Global Earthquake Model Foundation (GEM) with the support of

Public Partners

Private Partners



Associate Partners

Project Partners

Products Distribution Partners

If you would like to help support development of OpenQuake, please contact us at For more info visit the GEM website at