Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-3787-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-3787-2022
Brief communication
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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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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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