Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Solid Earth, 10, 931–949, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-931-2019
Solid Earth, 10, 931–949, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-931-2019

Research article 25 Jun 2019

Research article | 25 Jun 2019

ER3D: a structural and geophysical 3-D model of central Emilia-Romagna (northern Italy) for numerical simulation of earthquake ground motion

Peter Klin et al.

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ED: Publish as is (22 May 2019) by CharLotte Krawczyk(Executive Editor)
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Using geological and geophysical data, we set up a 3-D digital description of the underground structure in the central part of the Po alluvial plain. By means of computer-simulated propagation of seismic waves, we were able to identify the structural features that caused the unexpected elongation and amplification of the earthquake ground motion that was observed in the area during the 2012 seismic crisis. The study permits a deeper understanding of the seismic hazard in alluvial basins.