Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

The paper provides an overview of salient engineering seismology features of the earthquake, which was one of the major seismic catastrophes occurring in Italy in this century. After a short description of the characteristics of the earthquake source and of the historical seismicity of the region, preliminary strong-motion and intensity data are presented. Aspects of geotechnical engineering interest include some large landslides in inhabited areas, and notable cases of correlation between severity of damage and local soil conditions and topography.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-26-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Engineering Seismology Aspects of the M-6.5, Southern Italy Earthquake of Nov. 23, 1980: A Preliminary Review

St. Louis, Missouri

The paper provides an overview of salient engineering seismology features of the earthquake, which was one of the major seismic catastrophes occurring in Italy in this century. After a short description of the characteristics of the earthquake source and of the historical seismicity of the region, preliminary strong-motion and intensity data are presented. Aspects of geotechnical engineering interest include some large landslides in inhabited areas, and notable cases of correlation between severity of damage and local soil conditions and topography.