Landslide hazard assessment project in the Messina municipality area (Sicily, Italy)

Claudio Puglisi, Danilo Campolo, Luca Falconi, Gabriele Leoni, Silvia Lumaca

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In the last 4 years Messina Municipality has been hit by rainfall events that triggered a great number of debris flows. Due to 2009 event ENEA started landslide hazard researches in the south of the Municipality. Messina territory (210 km2) is located at the NE culmination of Peloritani Range, formed by seven metamorphic Units covered by late orogenic terrigenous formations and by Plio-Pleistocene deposits. Steep slopes lead to high erosion rates, that increased in last years because of intense rainfall. The first step of the hazard assessment method is an inventory of landslides, followed by the detection of landslide parameters. Through GIS analysis of this parameters landslide susceptibility is assessed. Geomorphological analysis allows evaluating the runout and energy of the future events. Rainfalls data analysis allows definition of triggering threshold for the area. These parameters will be tested in a test site field for the measurement of soil saturation. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd World Landslide Forum, WLF 2011 - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …


Conference2nd World Landslide Forum, WLF 2011
Period1/1/13 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth-Surface Processes

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Puglisi, C., Campolo, D., Falconi, L., Leoni, G., & Lumaca, S. (2013). Landslide hazard assessment project in the Messina municipality area (Sicily, Italy). Paper presented at 2nd World Landslide Forum, WLF 2011, Italy.