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Fault2SHA Learning Series – Fault displacement hazard by Paolo Boncio

08/03/2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fault displacement hazard – a geological perspective

Paolo Boncio

Associate Professor, DiSPUTer Department, Università degli Studi G. d’Annunzio Chieti e Pescara, Chieti, Italy

Monday 8th March 2021, 15:00 Central European Time

Fault displacement hazard (FDH) is a localized hazard due to rupture of the ground surface from slip along an earthquake fault (and fault creep). This might offset, tilt, warp and damage buildings and facilities sited across or in the vicinity of the fault trace. FDH is particularly relevant for distributed infrastructures (e.g., lifelines) and critical facilities (nuclear facilities, dams, etc.).

The seminar will focus on coseismic (not creep) FDH, in particular on 1) basic concepts, definitions, controlling factors, scale of the problem; 2) mitigation strategies based on zoning and avoidance, regulated by specific rules or guide lines; and 3) poorly known, developing methodologies based on probabilistic approaches, with examples from the globe and from Italy.

If you missed the seminar, you can watch on youtube:



3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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