The geophysical working group of the University of Genoa conducted a field experiment to analyze site amplification effects in Ripabottoni, a village in the Molise region of Italy. We used both noise and earthquake recordings, combined with detailed geologic and geotechnical surveys, to define site amplification phenomena. The site effects determination was obtained using the Nakamura technique and the H/V spectral analysis applied to earthquake recordings. The results were validated by applying a one-dimensional simulation code. The computed spectral ratios point out three different typologies of site effects: the southern sector of Ripabottoni is characterized by an absence of local amplification phenomena; the central sector of the village shows a local amplification phenomena with a fundamental frequency of 4–6 Hz; and the northeastern side of the village shows a site response at a fundamental frequency between 2–3 Hz.

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