Northeastern Italy (NEI), bordering Slovenia and Austria, consists of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, and Trentino-Alto Adige regions. The area includes the Italian part of the southeastern Alps to the north, and the Veneto and Friuli Plains to the south. Together with its neighboring regions of southern Austria and western Slovenia, this is possibly the most tectonically active area of the Alpine Arc in the present age.

The region features the highest seismicity in the Alps, although it can be rated only as moderate level in general terms. According to the CPTI04 catalog (CPTI Working Group, 2004), six earthquakes...

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