Special Issue "New Perspectives in the Definition/Evaluation of Seismic Hazard through Analysis of the Environmental Effects Induced by Earthquakes"

A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Hazards".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Sabina Porfido

National Research Council (CNR) - Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC), Calata Porta di Massa, Porto di Napoli 80133 – Napoli, Italy
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Interests: natural hazards; active tectonic; historical and recent seismicity; seismic risk; seismic hazard; environment; paleoseismology; floods; historical floods; disasters induced by earthquakes; cultural heritage; resilience
Guest Editor
Dr. Giuliana Alessio

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Sezione di Napoli, Osservatorio Vesuviano Italy Naples, Italy
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Interests: tectonics; seismics; geomorphology; seismotectonics; tectonic geomorphology
Guest Editor
Dr. Germana Gaudiosi

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Sezione di Napoli, Osservatorio Vesuviano Italy Naples, Italy
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Interests: tectonics; structural geology; geology; exploration geophysics; plate tectonics; seismics; quaternary geology; geodynamics; geophysics; applied geophysics; seismology; earthquake
Guest Editor
Dr. Rosa Nappi

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Sezione di Napoli, Osservatorio Vesuviano Italy Naples, Italy
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Interests: seimotectonic; natural hazards; tectonic geomorphology; earthquakes; active tectonic

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The devastating effects caused by the recent catastrophic earthquakes that took place all over the world—from Japan, New Zealand, to Chile, as well as those occurring in the Mediterranean basin—have once again shown that the ground motion, although a serious source of direct damage, is not the only parameter to be considered, most damage being due to coseismic geological effects that are directly connected to the earthquake source or caused by ground shaking. Primary effects such as surface faulting, regional uplift, and subsidence, and secondary effects such as tsunami, liquefaction, ground failure, and landslides (sensu ESI 2007 scale) must be considered for a more correct and complete evaluation of seismic hazard, both at regional and local scales.

This Special Issue aims to collect all contributions that using different methodologies can integrate new data produced with multi-disciplinary and innovative methods. These methodologies are essential for the identification and characterization of seismically active areas, and for the development of new hazard models, obtained using different survey techniques. The contributions related to seismic-induced effects in volcanic areas (currently not well-examined) will also be particularly appreciated, since in such areas even high-energy earthquakes can induce both surface faulting and secondary effects, as recently observed for the volcano-tectonic earthquake of Md = 4 that occurred on August 21, 2017 in the Island of Ischia (Campania, Southern Italy).

Dr. Sabina Porfido
Dr. Giuliana Alessio
Dr. Germana Gaudiosi
Dr. Rosa Nappi
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • seismic hazard assessment
  • ESI 2007 scale
  • environmental effects triggered by earthquakes
  • primary and secondary effects
  • active tectonic
  • historical and recent earthquakes
  • paleoseismology
  • volcano-tectonic earthquakes
  • new hazard model
  • ground effects: resilience and cultural heritage

Published Papers

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