Landslides Induced by Historical and Recent Earthquakes in Central-Southern Apennines (Italy): A Tool for Intensity Assessment and Seismic Hazard

  • Eliana Esposito
  • Luca Guerrieri
  • Sabina Porfido
  • Eutizio Vittori
  • Anna Maria Blumetti
  • Valerio Comerci
  • Alessandro M. Michetti
  • Leonello Serva
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Abstract

Analysis of distribution of landslides (rock falls and coherent slides), induced by 12 moderate to strong earthquakes occurred in the last three centuries in Central–Southern Apennines, has permitted to investigate the relationship of their maximum distance versus magnitude and ESI epicentral intensity.

For coherent slides, the correlation of magnitude or ESI intensity versus distance is fairly good and consistent with global datasets. Instead, rock falls show a less evident correlation with distance. We stress here the usefulness of such relationships to define the expected scenario of earthquake-induced landslides. However, the data base needs to be improved and enlarged to allow more robust estimates.

Keywords

Earthquake-induced landslides Intensity scales Central-Southern apennines 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eliana Esposito
    • 1
  • Luca Guerrieri
    • 2
  • Sabina Porfido
    • 1
  • Eutizio Vittori
    • 2
  • Anna Maria Blumetti
    • 2
  • Valerio Comerci
    • 2
  • Alessandro M. Michetti
    • 3
  • Leonello Serva
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto per l’Ambiente Marino e Costiero, CNRCalata Porta di MassaNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento Difesa del SuoloServizio Geologico d’Italia, ISPRARomeItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e AmbientaliUniversità dell’InsubriaComoItaly

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