On 9 September 1998, at 13:28 local time (11:28 UTC), a moderate earthquake of Mw = 5.6 struck the Southern Apennines at the northwest margin of the Pollino Massif (the highest mountain range of the region, reaching elevations above 2,000 m a.s.l.; Figures 1 and 2). The macroseismic epicenter is located about 3 km southeast of Lauria, with a maximum intensity of VIII on the MCS scale (or MM or MSK; see below for a correlation among macroseismic scales); thus we refer to this event as the Lauria earthquake. Historical towns—such as Lagonegro, Lauria, and Castelluccio—suffered significant damage,...
Ground Effects during the 9 September 1998, Mw = 5.6 Lauria Earthquake and the Seismic Potential of the “Aseismic” Pollino Region in Southern Italy
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Alessandro M. Michetti, Luca Ferreli, Eliana Esposito, Sabina Porfido, Anna Maria Blumetti, Eutizio Vittori, Leonello Serva, Gerald P. Roberts; Ground Effects during the 9 September 1998, Mw = 5.6 Lauria Earthquake and the Seismic Potential of the “Aseismic” Pollino Region in Southern Italy. Seismological Research Letters ; 71 (1): 31–46. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.71.1.31
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