CZORSZTYN: shallow water reservoir

Seismic activity linked to the impoundment of Czorsztyn artificial lake. The lake was created by backing up water by an earth dam of the hydropower plant Niedzica on Dunajec river in the south of Poland. Its filling ended in 1997. The reservoir of 234.5 million cubic meters capacity is shallow, on average between 20 to 50 m of the water column. Seismic activity began in 2011. Episode integrated into the framework of:

  • IS-EPOS project, Digital Research Space of Induced Seismicity for EPOS Purposes No. POIG.02.03.00-14-090/13

  • EPOS-IP project, European Plate Observing System Implementation Phase. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 676564

How to cite: IS EPOS (2017), Episode: CZORSZTYN,, doi:10.25171/InstGeoph_PAS_ISEPOS-2017-004

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
GCMD keywords
  • name: earthquake magnitude/intensity
  • name: lakes/reservoirs
  • name: water impoundment
Dataset Center
Dataset PI
  • name: Grzegorz Lizurek  PI: lizurekfoo(at)  PI ORCID: 0000-0002-4801-4888  PI Institution: IG PAS  PI Department: Seismology
  • name: Jan Wiszniowski  PI: jwiszfoo(at)  PI ORCID: 0000-0001-7236-7002  PI Institution: IG PAS  PI Department: Seismology
  • name: Beata Plesiewicz  PI: bplesfoo(at)  PI Institution: IG-PAS  PI Department: Seismology
Dataset Owner
  • Owner name: Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Science  Owner PIC (Participant Identification Code): 996625337  Owner Address: ul. Ksiecia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warszawa, Poland
  • Owner name: ZEW Niedzica S.A. Hydropower Plant
Licence Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Dataset Status Complete
Activity Type
  • in-situ measurements
  • long-term monitoring
Access Constraint Open
Dataset Modified
Version 1
Metadata Created
Quality Statement Quality controlled by manual inspection
Quality Editor name: Beata Plesiewicz  editor email: bplesfoo(at)  Editor Institution: IG PAS
Spatial Distribution { "coordinates": [ [ [ 20.148917, 49.47832 ], [ 20.459281, 49.47832 ], [ 20.459281, 49.419624 ], [ 20.148917, 49.419624 ], [ 20.148917, 49.47832 ] ] ], "type": "Polygon" }
Region Poland
Start time 2013-08-25 00:00 UTC
End time
Dataset Citation IS EPOS (2017), Episode: CZORSZTYN,, doi:10.25171/InstGeoph_PAS_ISEPOS-2017-004
Dataset DOI 10.25171/InstGeoph_PAS_ISEPOS-2017-004
Resource name
  • Publication title: Bialon, Wojciech and Zarzycka, Ewa and Lasocki, Stanislaw (2015) Seismicity of Czorsztyn Lake Region: A Case of Reservoir Triggered Seismic Process? Acta Geophysica, 63 (4).  Publication DOI:
  • Publication title: Białoń, Wojciech and Lizurek, Grzegorz and Dec, Jerzy and Cichostępski, Kamil and Pietsch, Kaja (2019) Relocation of Seismic Events and Validation of Moment Tensor Inversion for SENTINELS Local Seismic Network. Pure and Applied Geophysics.  Publication DOI:
  • Project Title: IS-EPOS -- Digital Research Space of Induced Seismicity for EPOS Purposes  Project ID: POIG.02.03.00-14-090/13-00  Project financing institution: the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the Operational Programme Innovative Economy (OP IE)
  • Project Title: EPOS-IP :: European Plate Observing System Implementation Phase  Project ID: No 676564  Project Description: EPOS, the European Plate Observing System, is a long-term plan to facilitate integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe.  Project Homepage:  Project financing institution: European Union’s Horizon 2020