Seismology and Earthquakes

  • Gian Paolo Cimellaro
  • Sebastiano Marasco
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 45)


The chapter provides a large overview on seismology. The earthquake genesis, waves propagation and attenuation relationships are discussed. From the engineering point of view, the characterization of an earthquake is a key point. Thus, a detailed description of the ground motion and seismological parameters is provided.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gian Paolo Cimellaro
    • 1
  • Sebastiano Marasco
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG)Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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