Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3787–3792, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-3787-2022
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3787–3792, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-3787-2022
Brief communication
23 Nov 2022
Brief communication | 23 Nov 2022

Brief communication: The crucial assessment of possible significant vertical movements preceding the 28 December 1908, Mw = 7.1, Messina Straits earthquake

Nicola Alessandro Pino

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2022-49', Anonymous Referee #1, 31 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Nicola A Pino, 31 Mar 2022
      • RC2: 'Reply on AC1', Anonymous Referee #1, 31 Mar 2022
        • CC1: 'Reply on RC2', Barreca Giovanni, 14 Apr 2022
        • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Nicola A Pino, 17 Oct 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on nhess-2022-49', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Oct 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC3', Nicola A Pino, 17 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Nov 2022) by Oded Katz
AR by Nicola A Pino on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Nov 2022) by Oded Katz
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Short summary
The 1908 Messina Straits earthquake is one of the most severe seismic catastrophes in human history and is periodically back in the public discussion because of a project of building a bridge across the Straits. Some models proposed for the fault assume precursory subsidence preceding the quake, resulting in a structure significantly different from the previously debated ones and important hazard implications. The analysis of the historical sea level data allows the rejection of this hypothesis.
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