The E.C. project SAFE was planned and designed for identifying active faults in Western Europe, where a moderate-size but still damaging seismicity is expected. In most of these areas the seismic risk is comparatively larger than the hazard because of the high density of population and infrastructures. This is certainly the case with the Po Plain, the target region of SAFE for Italy. The project aims at developing homogeneous diagnostic criteria by comparing areas with similar characteristics in different countries, exploiting methodologies already developed for solving specific problems, developing innovative strategies and tools. One of the most significant challenges is to derive tectonic and seismological information from the analysis and analytical modelling of topography and landforms in areas characterised by blind or subdued faulting, such as the Po Plain. This field guide summarises the knowledge basis upon which rest all of the ongoing analyses and modelling efforts. It also highlights many interesting aspects of the recent evolution of the Po Plain, some of which still await a better understanding.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Titolo:||Where the Alps meet the Apennines. Active tectonic and seismicity of the central Po Plain.|
|Autore/i:||A. Astori; D. Castaldini; P. Burrato; G. Valensise|
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