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D'Amico et al., 2021

D'Amico M., Castelli V., Maugeri M., 2021. Rethinking the Seismic History of the Gulf of Patti (Northeast Sicily, Italy): New Insights from the Local Historical Archives. Seismological Research Letters, 93, 2A, 1011–1025.



Improving the knowledge of the seismic history of a region plays a key role in the evaluation of recurrence relations for probabilistic seismic hazard analyses. In this study, we present the results of an investigation carried out in two local historical archives in northeast Sicily, Italy. Several letters, petitions, and reports describing the effects of some earthquakes that occurred between the seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries in the Gulf of Patti area were found and analyzed. This contributed in filling the knowledge gap about a series of moderate‐to‐large seismic events that were overshadowed by catastrophic earthquakes with major impacts both on human losses and cultural heritage. We describe this experience in the hope that other historians will take up the work, looking for other northeast Sicily local archives to investigate because we believe this is the right way toward a better definition of the seismic history of one of the most seismically active regions of Italy.

Nell'archivio ci sono In the archive there are 5 terremoti provenienti da questo studio: earthquakes considered from this study:

molto grandiextra large
molto piccolivery small
non parametrizzatinot determined

Clicca sulla riga per individuare il terremoto sulla mappa o sulla lente per ottenere più informazioni.Click the row to highlight the earthquake on the map or the lens to obtain more information.

  DataDate    Area epicentraleEpicentral area    MDPs   Imax  EQ in
EQ in
Riferim. in
1613 08 25Gulf of Patti  -  -    
1693 01 11Southeast Sicily  -  -    
1780 09 14Gulf of Patti  -  -    
1783 02 05Southern Calabria  -  -    
1786 03 10Gulf of Patti  -  -