The Biennials of the Permanent Accelerometric Network (Rap) are days of exchanges organized every two years. They bring together the partners of the Rap around scientific and technical discussions highlighting the improvement of the knowledge of seismic hazard and vulnerability in France. During three days, the exchanges lead to the definition of new scientific projects, and the technical evolutions of the network are discussed in order to provide the instrumental means to solve scientific questions.
For the 10th edition, Rap is organizing its Biennial from 18 to 20 May 2021 in Vogüé in Ardèche, near Montélimar. On November 11, 2019, an earthquake of magnitude ML 5.2 affected many municipalities in this region. This earthquake is the most important in terms of impact in metropolitan France since 1967 (Arette earthquake in the Pyrenees). The shallow depth of the rupture caused severe damage to the most vulnerable buildings in the epicentral zone (communes of Le Teil and Viviers). This exceptional earthquake mobilized a large part of the French seismological community and in particular that of Rap. The 10th RAP Biennial will therefore be an opportunity to take stock, a year and a half later, of the new knowledge acquired during this very special earthquake.
This event is organized with the support of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Résif.