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Authors: Boccaletti, M.* 
Corti, G.* 
Gasperini, P.* 
Piccardi, L.* 
Vannucci, G.* 
Clemente, S.* 
Title: Active tectonics and seismic zonation of the urban area of Florence.
Journal: Pure Appl. Geophys. 
Series/Report no.: 158 (12)
Issue Date: 2001
Keywords: surface geology
historical earthquakes
Macroseismic data
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.07. Tectonophysics::04.07.07. Tectonics 
Abstract: The city of Florence possesses a concentration of cultural and artistic treasures which is unique in the world. In this sense it has a particularly high seismic exposure and a potentially high vulnerability. In order to better evaluate its seismic hazard and risk, we analyzed the seismic response of the urban area of Florence by performing a multidisciplinary study on the effects of earthquakes on the city. By a computer aided methodology we re-evaluated the seismic intensity reports of the May 18 and June 6, 1895 earthquakes in different parts of the city and compared these data with recent studies on surface geology, active tectonics and actual fault movements in the Florence basin. We concluded that more detailed studies of soil response are needed to form a basis for public policy.
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