Earthquake ground effects during moderate events: the L’Aquila 2009 event case history

Michetti, A.M. and Vittori, E. and Berlusconi, A. and Blumetti, A.M. and Comerci, V. and Di Manna, P. and Esposito, E. and Guerrieri, L. and Porfido, Sabina and Livio, F. and Sileo, G. (2009) Earthquake ground effects during moderate events: the L’Aquila 2009 event case history. In: 1st INQUA-IGCP-567 International Workshop on Earthquake Archaeology and Palaeoseismology, 2009, Baelo Claudia, Spain.


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On April 6th, 2009, a Mw 6.3 earthquake rocked the town of L’Aquila (Central Italy) and surroundings, inducing a noteworthy number of effects on the environment. Earthquakes with Mw between 6 and 6.5 are of relevant interest in the Mediterranean Region because of their frequency and their consequences in this densely populated area. The L’Aquila event is representative of the geological effects to be expected: ca. 200 effects on the environment have been recognized, allowing us to estimate an epicentral Intensity IX, by applying the ESI 2007 scale. The post seismic evolution of some ground fractures is under monitoring, in particular along the reactivated Paganica fault.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Earthquake Environmental Effects, moderate earthquakes, seismic hazard, L'AQUILA EARTHQUAKE, ESI 2007 SCALE
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra
Depositing User: dr Sabina Porfido
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2009
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 09:27

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