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

Related authors

Tsunami risk perception in central and southern Italy
Lorenzo Cugliari, Massimo Crescimbene, Federica La Longa, Andrea Cerase, Alessandro Amato, and Loredana Cerbara
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4119–4138,,, 2022
Short summary

Related subject area

Sea, Ocean and Coastal Hazards
Proposal for a new meteotsunami intensity index
Clare Lewis, Tim Smyth, Jess Neumann, and Hannah Cloke
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 121–131,,, 2024
Short summary
Total water levels along the South Atlantic Bight during three along-shelf propagating tropical cyclones: relative contributions of storm surge and wave runup
Chu-En Hsu, Katherine A. Serafin, Xiao Yu, Christie A. Hegermiller, John C. Warner, and Maitane Olabarrieta
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3895–3912,,, 2023
Short summary
Hurricane Irma: an unprecedented event over the last 3700 years? Geomorphological changes and sedimentological record in Codrington Lagoon, Barbuda
Maude Biguenet, Eric Chaumillon, Pierre Sabatier, Antoine Bastien, Emeline Geba, Fabien Arnaud, Thibault Coulombier, and Nathalie Feuillet
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3761–3788,,, 2023
Short summary
Bayesian extreme value analysis of extreme sea levels along the German Baltic coast using historical information
Leigh Richard MacPherson, Arne Arns, Svenja Fischer, Fernando Javier Méndez, and Jürgen Jensen
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3685–3701,,, 2023
Short summary
Storm characteristics influence nitrogen removal in an urban estuarine environment
Anne Margaret H. Smiley, Suzanne P. Thompson, Nathan S. Hall, and Michael F. Piehler
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3635–3649,,, 2023
Short summary

Cited articles

Alam, E.: Earthquake and Tsunami Knowledge, Risk Perception and Preparedness in the SE Bangladesh, J. Geogr. Nat. Disast., 6, 1–7,, 2016. 
Allan, S. and Peters, C.: Visual truths of citizen reportage: Four research problematics. Information, Communication & Society, 18, 1348–1361,, 2015. 
Ambraseys, N. N.: The seismic sea wave of July 9, 1956 in the Greek archipelago, J. Geophys. Res., 65, 1257–1265, 1960. 
Arias, J. P., Bronfman, N. C., Cisternas, P. C., and Repetto P., B.: Hazard proximity and risk perception of tsunamis in coastal cities: Are people able to identify their risk?, PLoS ONE, 12, e0186455,, 2017. 
Assmann, J.: La memoria culturale. Scrittura, ricordo e identità politica nelle grandi civiltà, Einaudi, Torino, Itlay, 1997. 
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.
Final-revised paper