Articles | Volume 19, issue 12
Research article
19 Dec 2019
Research article |  | 19 Dec 2019

Tsunami risk perception in southern Italy: first evidence from a sample survey

Andrea Cerase, Massimo Crescimbene, Federica La Longa, and Alessandro Amato


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (25 Jul 2019) by Maria Ana Baptista
AR by Andrea Cerase on behalf of the Authors (04 Sep 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Sep 2019) by Maria Ana Baptista
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (27 Oct 2019)
RR by Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade (29 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Nov 2019) by Maria Ana Baptista
AR by Andrea Cerase on behalf of the Authors (25 Nov 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Southern Italy coasts are at risk of being hit by tsunamis. To address risk mitigation policies and risk communication, the authors implemented a sample survey on 1021 interviewees living in the coastal municipalities of Calabria and Apulia. People’s risk perception appears low: almost half of the sample considers tsunamis unlikely. Relevant differences emerge as a result of different risk perception in Tyrrhenian Calabria, where people are more likely to associate tsunami risk with volcanoes.
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