Articles | Volume 19, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2887–2904, 2019
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2887–2904, 2019

Research article 19 Dec 2019

Research article | 19 Dec 2019

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

Andrea Cerase et al.

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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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