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Authors: Berlusconi, Andrea* 
Brunori, Carlo Alberto* 
Campagnoli, Paolo* 
Cinti, Francesca Romana* 
Civico, Riccardo* 
Cucci, Luigi* 
De Martini, Paolo Marco* 
Gambillara, Roberto* 
Livio, Franz* 
Michetti, Alessandro Maria* 
Pantosti, Daniela* 
Pinzi, Stefania* 
Pucci, Stefano* 
Title: The liquefaction features in the area of the May-June 2012 Emilia seismic sequence: An investigation approach coupling Electric Resistivity Tomography (ERT) with coring
Issue Date: 2013
Series/Report no.: /29 (2013)
Keywords: liquefaction
Subject Classification04.04. Geology 
Abstract: In order to geometrically characterize the liquefaction features observed in the epicentral sector of the 2012 Emilia seismic sequence and to evaluate the potential for recording palaeoseismic features of the area, we performed two electric resistivity tomographic sections and 4 shallow corings, coupled with 14C datings and archaeological age estimates in selected sites. Preliminary results show that there is a good agreement between ERT sections and core-logs; moreover a major role in determining the scalar relationships of the liquefaction features is played by the local geomorphological and topographic setting. The high sedimentation rates obtained through core datings (4 – 20 mm/yr) suggest that the described methodological approach can cover time windows of only a few centuries, thus hardly encompassing, in this tectonic setting, a significant period for paleoseismological purposes.
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