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New trends in active faulting studies for seismic hazard assessment

Boschi, Enzo and Giardini, Domenico and Pantosti, Daniela and Valensise, Gianluca and Arrowsmith, Ramon and Basham, Peter and Bürgmann, Roland and Crone, Anthony J. and Hull, Alan and McGuire, Robin K. and Schwartz, David and Sieh, Kerry and Ward, Steven N. and Yeats, Robert S. (1996) New trends in active faulting studies for seismic hazard assessment. Annals of Geophysics, 39 (6). pp. 1301-1307. ISSN 1593-5213.

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Vulnerability to earthquakes increases steadily as urbanization and development expand in areas that are prone to the effects of significant earthquakes. As virtually all of the largest earthquakes of the past decade demonstrated, the development of large cities in high seismicity areas is often based on an insufficient knowledge or distorted perception of the local seismic hazard, a condition often worsened by the construction of seismically unsafe buildings and infrastructures.

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Additional Information:© 1996 Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. We are grateful to prof. A. Zichichi for his encouragement and his leading role in the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture of Erice. We thank F. Di Stefano and S. Nardi of the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica of Rome and A. Gabriele, J. Pilarsky, P. Savalli and M. Zaini of EMCSC for their help and support in preparation and during the course.
Subject Keywords:earthquakes - active faults - seismic hazard assessment - paleoseismology
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