Natural Hazards

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 259–282 | Cite as

On macroseismic attenuation parameters in the comparison of theoretical seismic hazard maps for Southern Calabria and Eastern Sicily (Southern Italy)

  • E. Stillitani
  • A. Bottari
  • A. Teramo


For two different zonations of the Calabro-Sicilian region the macroseismic intensity attenuation parameters are computed using the Grandori model.

Some modifications to this relation are proposed here in order to allow its applicability also to those cases in which the data set available for each source zone does not present three successive epicentral intensity levels (I0) as required for its application.

Maps of theoretical distribution of maximum expected intensities were plotted for both zonations adopted, in order to test the reliability, also using other attenuation models.

The results of the analysis show how the proposed modifications to the Grandori relation allow the macroseismic intensity attenuation modelling even in cases in which only one intensity level is available.

Finally, the comparison of theoretical maximum expected intensity distribution maps, computed for different attenuation models and seismogenic zonations, shows that the maps plotted using the Grandori model and the zonation adopted by G.N.D.T. (Gruppo Nazionale Difesa dai Terremoti - C.N.R. Italy) are more reliable.

Key words

Attenuation seismogenic zonations seismic hazard maps 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Stillitani
    • 1
  • A. Bottari
    • 1
  • A. Teramo
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Geofisico e GeodeticoUniversità di MessinaMessinaItaly

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