The 2012 Emilia seismic sequence in central Italy represents an illustrative example of quasi‐consecutive triggering with several mainshocks occurring within a few hours or a few days. The sequence was characterized by seven earthquakes of moment magnitude Mw>5, rupturing adjacent fault segments of the buried fold arc of the northern Apennines, for a total length of about 50 km (Scognamiglio et al., 2012; Fig. 1). The occurrence of so many large earthquakes, in such a short time window, suggests a possible interpretation in terms of mutual, static (Ganas et al., 2012),...

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