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Authors: Cultrera, Giovanna* 
D'Alema, Ezio* 
Amoroso, Sara* 
Angioni, Barbara* 
Bordoni, Paola* 
Cantore, Luciana* 
Cara, Fabrizio* 
Caserta, Arrigo* 
Cogliano, Rocco* 
D'Amico, Maria* 
Di Giulio, Giuseppe* 
Di Naccio, Deborah* 
Famiani, Daniela* 
Felicetta, Chiara* 
Fodarella, Antonio* 
Lovati, Sara* 
Luzi, Lucia* 
Mascandola, Claudia* 
Massa, Marco* 
Mercuri, Alessia* 
Milana, Giuliano* 
Pacor, Francesca* 
Pischiutta, Marta* 
Pucillo, Stefania* 
Puglia, Rodolfo* 
Riccio, Gaetano* 
Tarabusi, Gabriele* 
Vassallo, Maurizio* 
Title: Site effect studies following the 2016 Mw 6.0 Amatrice Earthquake (Italy): the Emersito Task Force activities
Issue Date: 2016
Series/Report no.: fast trak 5/59(2016)
DOI: 10.4401/ag-7189
Abstract: On August 24, 2016, at 01:36 UTC a MW 6.0 earthquake struck an extensive area of the Central Apennines (Italy) be-tween the towns of Norcia and Amatrice. Due to the mainshock magnitude and the widespread damaging level of build-ings in the epicentral area, the Emersito task force has been mobilized by the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). The aim of Emersito is to carry out and coordinate the monitoring of local site effects, caused by geological and geomorphological settings. During the first days of the seismic emergency, Emersito installed a tempo-rary seismic network for site effect studies at 4 municipalities close to the epicentral area (Amandola, Civitella del Tronto, Montereale and Capitignano), using 22 stations equipped with both velocimetric and accelerometric sensors. The selection of the sites where stations have been installed was mainly driven by the proximity to the epicentral area (without interfere with the rescue operations) and by peculiar geologic and geomorphologic settings (topographic irregu-larities, fault zones, alluvial plains). Preliminary analyses performed on ambient noise and aftershocks signals show that directional amplification effects may have occurred at stations installed on the top of topographic irregularities. We also observed the lengthening and amplification of the seismograms and a variability of the peaked frequency across the sedi-mentary basin between Montereale and Capitignano, probably related to a different thickness of the deposits. Further analyses are necessary to assess the correlation with surface geology.
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