Seismic hazard maps of Italy including site effects

R. Romeo, A. Paciello, D. Rinaldis

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The seismic hazard of Italy was mapped adopting multiple models of seismic sources, recurrence rates and attenuation relationships and investigating the influence of site effects on assessing the earthquake hazard. This result was achieved by placing all the alternatives in a logic-tree diagram, and performing an uncertainty analysis of the main epistemic variables involved in probabilistic seismic hazard computations. Several ground motion parameters such as peak ground acceleration (PGA), velocity (PGV) and displacement (PGD), spectral accelerations at 0.2 and 1.0 s periods, and site intensities were computed. Maps of PGA and PGV values with a 10‰ chance of being exceeded in 50 years are shown as an illustration of the seismic hazard of Italy. © 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85 - 92
Number of pages8
JournalSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Soil Science

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