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Special Issue "Seismic Sequence in Mediterranean Region"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Via di Vigna Murata, 605, 00143 Roma, Italy
Interests: earthquake geology; tectonic geomorphology; quantitative geomorphology; geochronology; geophysics; paleoseismology; structural geology; geological mapping
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Via A. Corti 12, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: empirical ground-motion models; engineering intensity measures; ground motion spatial prediction; near-source ground motion; selection and scaling of ground motion records; strong-motion accelerometric databases
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura, Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: seismic geotechnical engineering; geotechnical hazards; analysis of local seismic response and site effects; seismic microzonation; earthquake-induced landslides; land liquefaction under seismic conditions
The Mediterranean is a very seismically active region due to its tectonic setting being a boundary zone between African and European plates. It is also a densely populated area with consequent high seismic risk exposure. In light of this, several studies have been focused on this region, largely improving upon the knowledge of Mediterranean seismicity and its seismic sources, as well as in the related ground motion analysis and modelling. Advances have also been produced on applied aspects, including the creation of new infrastructures for observation and monitoring (e.g., geodetic networks, data structures and repositories, etc.).
This Special Issue aims to cover these different topics with particular reference to the most recent sequences and events, such as in Italy, Greece, and Turkey. We encourage the submission of papers concerning topics such as:
- Lessons learned from the past events;
- Historical seismicity;
- Seismotectonics and seismicity of the area;
- Data acquisition and collection;
- Analysis of the ground motion;
- Seismic hazard assessment;
- Risk and earthquake losses;
- Developments in seismic design codes of countries in the Mediterranean area;
- Tsunami and earthquake-induced hazard.
Dr. Giovanni Lanzano
Dr. Stefano Pucci
Dr. Sara Sgobba
Dr. Salvatore Grasso
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- active faults
- historical earthquakes
- geological data
- geodetic data
- seismological data
- ground motion
- seismic hazard
- seismic risk
- design code
- earthquake-induced hazard