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Evaluation Of The Destructive Potential Of The 1997-1998 Earthquake Ground Motion In The Town Of Sellano

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ER030291

Volume

72

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

512.97 kb

Author(s)

P. Capilleri, M R. Massimino & M. Maugeri

Abstract

Evaluation of the destructive potential of the 1997-1998 earthquake ground motion in the town of Sellano P.Capilleri, M. R. Massimino & M. Maugeri Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Catania, Italy Abstract The 1997-1998 Umbria-Marche earthquake sequence was characterised by a relatively moderate magnitude (ML = 5-6). Despite that, the earthquake caused extensive damage in different towns, such as in the town of Sellano. Different earthquakes have affected Sellano in the past. In particular, after the earthquakes of 1979 and 1984 most of the buildings of the old centre of Sellano were subjected to intensive seismical remedial works. Nevertheless, many of these buildings suffered significant damage during the 1997-1998 earthquake sequence. The acceleration is widely utilised in seismic routine design; nevertheless, the structure damage analysis and ground motion records obtained in the recent earthquakes indicate a need for the evaluation of other parameters than

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