In Italy, strong‐motion monitoring started in the early 1970s, when the Rete Accelerometrica Nazionale (RAN, the Italian National Strong Motion Network;; see Data and Resources for a complete listing of all websites listed in this article) was designed and installed by the Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile (ENEA) and ENEL (an Italian power company). The aim was to evaluate the seismic risk in connection with the construction of nuclear power plants. Since 1997, the RAN (Gorini et al., 2010) has been run by the Dipartimento della Protezione Civile...

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