Articles | Volume 22, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2807–2827, 2022
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2807–2827, 2022
Research article
26 Aug 2022
Research article | 26 Aug 2022

An updated area-source seismogenic model (MA4) for seismic hazard of Italy

Francesco Visini et al.

Related authors

Style of faulting of expected earthquakes in Italy as an input for seismic hazard modeling
Silvia Pondrelli, Francesco Visini, Andrea Rovida, Vera D'Amico, Bruno Pace, and Carlo Meletti
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3577–3592,,, 2020
Short summary
Preface: Linking faults to seismic hazard assessment in Europe
Bruno Pace, Francesco Visini, Oona Scotti, and Laura Peruzza
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1349–1350,,, 2018
Integrating faults and past earthquakes into a probabilistic seismic hazard model for peninsular Italy
Alessandro Valentini, Francesco Visini, and Bruno Pace
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2017–2039,,, 2017
Short summary

Related subject area

Earthquake Hazards
Scrutinizing and rooting the multiple anomalies of Nepal earthquake sequence in 2015 with the deviation–time–space criterion and homologous lithosphere–coversphere–atmosphere–ionosphere coupling physics
Lixin Wu, Yuan Qi, Wenfei Mao, Jingchen Lu, Yifan Ding, Boqi Peng, and Busheng Xie
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 231–249,,, 2023
Short summary
On the calculation of smoothing kernels for seismic parameter spatial mapping: methodology and examples
David Montiel-López, Sergio Molina, Juan José Galiana-Merino, and Igor Gómez
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 91–106,,, 2023
Short summary
Mass flows, turbidity currents and other hydrodynamic consequences of small and moderate earthquakes in the Sea of Marmara
Pierre Henry, M. Sinan Özeren, Nurettin Yakupoğlu, Ziyadin Çakir, Emmanuel de Saint-Léger, Olivier Desprez de Gésincourt, Anders Tengberg, Cristele Chevalier, Christos Papoutsellis, Nazmi Postacıoğlu, Uğur Dogan, Hayrullah Karabulut, Gülsen Uçarkuş, and M. Namık Çağatay
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3939–3956,,, 2022
Short summary
Brief communication: The crucial assessment of possible significant vertical movements preceding the 28 December 1908, Mw = 7.1, Messina Straits earthquake
Nicola Alessandro Pino
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3787–3792,,, 2022
Short summary
Geologic and geodetic constraints on the magnitude and frequency of earthquakes along Malawi's active faults: the Malawi Seismogenic Source Model (MSSM)
Jack N. Williams, Luke N. J. Wedmore, Åke Fagereng, Maximilian J. Werner, Hassan Mdala, Donna J. Shillington, Christopher A. Scholz, Folarin Kolawole, Lachlan J. M. Wright, Juliet Biggs, Zuze Dulanya, Felix Mphepo, and Patrick Chindandali
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3607–3639,,, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Albarello, D., Camassi, R., and Rebez, A.: Detection of space and time heterogeneity in the completeness of a seismic catalogue by a statistical approach: an application to the Italian area, B. Seismol. Soc. Am., 91, 1694–1703,, 2001. 
Akkar, S., Sandıkkaya, M. A., and Bommer, J. J.: Empirical ground-motion models for point- and extended-source crustal earthquake scenarios in Europe and the Middle East, B. Earthq. Eng., 12, 359–387,, 2014. 
Basili, R., Valensise, G., Vannoli, P., Burrato, P., Fracassi, U., Mariano, S., and Tiberti M. M.: The Database of Individual Seismogenic Sources (DISS), version 3: summarizing 20 years of research on Italy's earthquake geology, Tectonophysics, 453, 20–43,, 2008. 
Bernardi, F., Braunmiller, J., Kradolfer, U., and Giardini, D.: Automatic regional moment tensor inversion in the European-Mediterranean region, Geophys. J. Int., 157, 703–716, 2004. 
Billi, A., Presti D., Orecchio, B., Faccenna, C., and Neri, G.: Incipient extension along the active convergent margin of Nubia in Sicily, Italy: the Cefalu-Etna seismic zone, Tectonics, 29, TC4026,, 2010. 
Short summary
As new data are collected, seismic hazard models can be updated and improved. In the framework of a project aimed to update the Italian seismic hazard model, we proposed a model based on the definition and parametrization of area sources. Using geological data, seismicity and other geophysical constraints, we delineated three-dimensional boundaries and activity rates of a seismotectonic zoning and explored the epistemic uncertainty by means of a logic-tree approach.
Final-revised paper