The Sybaris archaeological site, founded by the Greeks in 720 B.C., is located within the Sibari Plain near the Crati River mouth (Ionian northern Calabria, southern Italy), in an almost flat and low‐lying area (Fig. 1). The plain is bounded by the Pollino chain to the north and by the Sila massif and the northern Crati basin to the south and west.

From a seismotectonic point of view, Sybaris is located in the northeastern Calabrian arc, the tectonic evolution of which is controlled by slow north‐northwest/south‐southeast convergence between the Eurasian and African–Adriatic continental plates (e.g., Gvirtzmann and Nur,...

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