Earthquake-induced hazards: ground motion amplification and ground failures
Earthquake-induced hazards: ground motion amplification and ground failures
Editor(s): Giovanni Forte, Hans-Balder Havenith, Paolo Frattini, Céline Bourdeau, and Oded Katz
The special issue will collect contributions from the scientific abstracts submitted to vEGU 2021 in the NH4.1 session "Earthquake-induced hazards: ground motion amplification and ground failures". Nevertheless, it is open to other submissions that are consistent with the topic of the EGU session. Generally, the main concern of the occurrence of an earthquake is ground shaking, although past events worldwide demonstrated that damage and death toll depend on both the strong ground motion and the ground effects. The variability of earthquake ground motion is caused by local geological conditions beneath a given site, due to the stratigraphic or topographic setting, that can give rise to amplification and resonances. Earthquake-induced ground effects are mainly landslides, soil liquefaction, surface faulting, and ground subsidence. They can affect an area with damage related to the full collapse or loss in functionality of facilities, roads, pipelines, and other lifelines.

One of the main interesting points of the special issue is that the topic of earthquake-induced hazards is observed with a multidisciplinary point of view, including different processes that are frequently analysed independently, although they are all tightly linked together. Moreover, the special issue will offer the opportunity to join scientific communities that rarely share their knowledge and results.

Specific topics of the special issue are
  • subsoil investigation and characterization for seismic microzonation mapping,
  • evaluation of seismic site response (1D, 2D, 3D),
  • case histories of earthquake-triggered landslides analysed at either the local or regional scale,
  • slope stability analyses and runout modelling of seismically/volcanically induced landslides, and
  • studies on soil liquefaction and earthquake-induced subsidence.

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12 May 2023
A web-based GIS (web-GIS) database of the scientific articles on earthquake-triggered landslides
Luca Schilirò, Mauro Rossi, Federica Polpetta, Federica Fiorucci, Carolina Fortunato, and Paola Reichenbach
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1789–1804,,, 2023
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03 May 2023
Evaluation of liquefaction triggering potential in Italy: a seismic-hazard-based approach
Simone Barani, Gabriele Ferretti, and Davide Scafidi
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1685–1698,,, 2023
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27 Apr 2023
Earthquake-induced landslides in Norway
Mathilde B. Sørensen, Torbjørn Haga, and Atle Nesje
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1577–1592,,, 2023
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14 Apr 2023
PERL: a dataset of geotechnical, geophysical, and hydrogeological parameters for earthquake-induced hazards assessment in Terre del Reno (Emilia-Romagna, Italy)
Chiara Varone, Gianluca Carbone, Anna Baris, Maria Chiara Caciolli, Stefania Fabozzi, Carolina Fortunato, Iolanda Gaudiosi, Silvia Giallini, Marco Mancini, Luca Paolella, Maurizio Simionato, Pietro Sirianni, Rose Line Spacagna, Francesco Stigliano, Daniel Tentori, Luca Martelli, Giuseppe Modoni, and Massimiliano Moscatelli
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1371–1382,,, 2023
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22 Mar 2023
Instantaneous limit equilibrium back analyses of major rockslides triggered during the 2016–2017 central Italy seismic sequence
Luca Verrucci, Giovanni Forte, Melania De Falco, Paolo Tommasi, Giuseppe Lanzo, Kevin W. Franke, and Antonio Santo
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1177–1190,,, 2023
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02 Nov 2022
Probabilistic fault displacement hazard analysis for the north Tabriz fault
Mohamadreza Hosseini and Habib Rahimi
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3571–3583,,, 2022
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25 Oct 2022
Landslides triggered by the 2015 Mw 6.0 Sabah (Malaysia) earthquake: inventory and ESI-07 intensity assignment
Maria Francesca Ferrario
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3527–3542,,, 2022
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18 Oct 2022
Earthquake-induced landslides in Haiti: analysis of seismotectonic and possible climatic influences
Hans-Balder Havenith, Kelly Guerrier, Romy Schlögel, Anika Braun, Sophia Ulysse, Anne-Sophie Mreyen, Karl-Henry Victor, Newdeskarl Saint-Fleur, Léna Cauchie, Dominique Boisson, and Claude Prépetit
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3361–3384,,, 2022
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22 Jun 2022
Using a single remote-sensing image to calculate the height of a landslide dam and the maximum volume of a lake
Weijie Zou, Yi Zhou, Shixin Wang, Futao Wang, Litao Wang, Qing Zhao, Wenliang Liu, Jinfeng Zhu, Yibing Xiong, Zhenqing Wang, and Gang Qin
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2081–2097,,, 2022
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07 Jun 2022
Sensitivity analysis of input ground motion on surface motion parameters in high seismic regions: a case of Bhutan Himalaya
Karma Tempa, Komal Raj Aryal, Nimesh Chettri, Giovanni Forte, and Dipendra Gautam
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1893–1909,,, 2022
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13 May 2022
Earthquake-induced landslide monitoring and survey by means of InSAR
Tayeb Smail, Mohamed Abed, Ahmed Mebarki, and Milan Lazecky
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1609–1625,,, 2022
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25 Apr 2022
Ground motion variability in Israel from 3-D simulations of M 6 and M 7 earthquakes
Jonatan Glehman and Michael Tsesarsky
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1451–1467,,, 2022
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22 Mar 2022
Ground motion prediction maps using seismic-microzonation data and machine learning
Federico Mori, Amerigo Mendicelli, Gaetano Falcone, Gianluca Acunzo, Rose Line Spacagna, Giuseppe Naso, and Massimiliano Moscatelli
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 947–966,,, 2022
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06 Jan 2022
Development of a seismic site-response zonation map for the Netherlands
Janneke van Ginkel, Elmer Ruigrok, Jan Stafleu, and Rien Herber
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 41–63,,, 2022
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16 Dec 2021
Evaluating landslide response in a seismic and rainfall regime: a case study from the SE Carpathians, Romania
Vipin Kumar, Léna Cauchie, Anne-Sophie Mreyen, Mihai Micu, and Hans-Balder Havenith
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3767–3788,,, 2021
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