Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/2120
AuthorsAzzaro, R.* 
Barbano, M. S.* 
D’Amico, S.* 
Tuvè, T.* 
TitleThe attenuation of seismic intensity in the Etna region and comparison with other Italian volcanic districts
Issue DateAug-2006
Series/Report no.49 - 4/5
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/2120
Keywordsmacroseismic intensity
attenuation
Mt. Etna
Italian volcanic areas
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.06. Seismology::04.06.08. Volcano seismology 
AbstractA detailed analysis of the intensity attenuation in the Etna and other Italian volcanic districts, was performed using the most recent and complete intensity datasets. Attenuation laws were derived through empirical models fitting ΔI (the difference between epicentral I0 and site Ix intensities) average values versus hypocentral site distances by the least-square method. The huge amount of data available for the Etna area allowed us to elaborate bi-linear and logarithmic attenuation models, also taking source effects into account. Furthermore, the coefficients of the Grandori formulation have been re-calculated to verify the ones previously defined for seismic hazard purposes. Among the tested relationships, the logarithmic one is simple and fairly stable, so it was also adopted for the other volcanic Italian areas. The analysis showed different attenuation trends: on the one hand, Etna and Ischia show the highest decay of intensity (ΔI=4) in the first 20 km; on the contrary, the Aeolian Islands and Albani Hills present a slight intensity attenuation (ΔI=2) at 20 km from the hypocentre; finally, Vesuvius seems to have an intermediate behaviour between the two groups. The proposed regionalization gives a significantly better image of near-field damage in volcanic regions and is easily applicable to probabilistic seismic hazard analyses.
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