Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2299–2311, 2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2299–2311, 2021

Research article 03 Aug 2021

Research article | 03 Aug 2021

Integrating macroseismic intensity distributions with a probabilistic approach: an application in Italy

Andrea Antonucci et al.

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Cited articles

Albarello, D. and D'Amico, V.: Attenuation relationship of macroseismic intensity in Italy for probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, B. Geofis. Teor. Appl., 45, 271–284, 2004. 
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We present a probabilistic approach for integrating incomplete intensity distributions by means of the Bayesian combination of estimates provided by intensity prediction equations (IPEs) and data documented at nearby localities, accounting for the relevant uncertainties. The performance of the proposed methodology is tested at 28 Italian localities with long and rich seismic histories and for the strong 1980 and 2009 earthquakes in Italy. An application of this approach is also illustrated.
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