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Typological seismic risk maps for Italy

Maria Rota, Andrea Penna, Claudio Strobbia and Guido Magenes
Typological seismic risk maps for Italy
Earthquake Spectra (August 2011) 27 (3): 907-926


This paper describes the methodology followed to derive typological seismic risk maps for Italy and then presents the results. In its classical definition, seismic risk is obtained from the convolution of hazard, vulnerability and exposure. Due to the absence of reliable data on exposure for the entire Italian territory, this study proposes typological seismic risk maps, obtained by simply convolving hazard and vulnerability for several building typologies characteristic of the Italian building stock. A specific hazard study in terms of PGA has been carried out. The results have then been convolved with empirical typological fragility curves, that were derived from data collected during post-earthquake surveys after the main Italian events of the last 30 years. Useful applications can be found for the typological seismic risk maps, both for risk mitigation strategies and for purely economical evaluations (e.g., insurance and reinsurance studies).

ISSN: 8755-2930
EISSN: 1944-8201
Serial Title: Earthquake Spectra
Serial Volume: 27
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Typological seismic risk maps for Italy
Affiliation: University of Pavia, Department of Structural Mechanics, Pavia, Italy
Pages: 907-926
Published: 201108
Text Language: English
Publisher: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Berkeley, CA, United States
References: 35
Accession Number: 2021-008703
Categories: SeismologyEngineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 4 tables, geol. sketch maps
N36°30'00" - N47°30'00", E06°30'00" - E19°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering, ITA, Italy
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2021, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 202103
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