Tools, data and models for 3-D seismotectonics: Italy as a key natural laboratory
Tools, data and models for 3-D seismotectonics: Italy as a key natural laboratory
Editor(s): Rita De Nardis, Massimiliano Porreca, Ramon Arrowsmith, Luca De Siena, Beatrice Magnani, Frank Pazzaglia, and Federico Rossetti
The special issue arises out of an international workshop on “Tools, data and models for 3D seismotectonics: the Italian laboratory over time” that was held in Perugia on 9–10 July 2019. The workshop was organized by the Inter-University CENTRE for 3D Seismotectonics (CRUST, Italy) to commemorate Professor Giampaolo Pialli, who died suddenly 20 years ago, at the age of 59. Giampaolo was an open-minded and inclusive researcher of the University of Perugia, especially keen on the use of multidisciplinary and multi-scale approaches in active and sustained geological processes of deformation. The main aim of the workshop was to promote new research and interdisciplinary collaborations among structural geologists and geophysicists who operate in the field of seismotectonics, at local and regional scales, with the common goal to reach a deep understanding of earthquake–fault interactions and to build realistic 3-D structural–seismotectonic fault models for better evaluation of seismic hazards with consequent seismic risk reduction.

This special issue has the purpose of collecting high-quality papers presented at the workshop but is not restricted to these. The main goal is to put together a reference volume that contains the most innovative and as complete as possible knowledge on Italian seismotectonics and seismogenesis, analysed at various spatial and temporal scales and taken as a methodological example for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies in other areas of high seismic hazard.

The main topics of interest include
  • observational seismology for seismotectonics and earthquake mechanics;
  • active tectonics and surface faulting;
  • geophysical data and modelling for seismotectonics;
  • 3-D geometric–kinematic and dynamic active and evolutionary fault models.

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17 Mar 2022
Late Quaternary faulting in the southern Matese (Italy): implications for earthquake potential and slip rate variability in the southern Apennines
Paolo Boncio, Eugenio Auciello, Vincenzo Amato, Pietro Aucelli, Paola Petrosino, Anna C. Tangari, and Brian R. Jicha
Solid Earth, 13, 553–582,,, 2022
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27 Jan 2022
Structural complexities and tectonic barriers controlling recent seismic activity in the Pollino area (Calabria–Lucania, southern Italy) – constraints from stress inversion and 3D fault model building
Daniele Cirillo, Cristina Totaro, Giusy Lavecchia, Barbara Orecchio, Rita de Nardis, Debora Presti, Federica Ferrarini, Simone Bello, and Francesco Brozzetti
Solid Earth, 13, 205–228,,, 2022
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10 Jan 2022
A functional tool to explore the reliability of micro-earthquake focal mechanism solutions for seismotectonic purposes
Guido Maria Adinolfi, Raffaella De Matteis, Rita de Nardis, and Aldo Zollo
Solid Earth, 13, 65–83,,, 2022
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17 Nov 2021
Ground-penetrating radar signature of Quaternary faulting: a study from the Mt. Pollino region, southern Apennines, Italy
Maurizio Ercoli, Daniele Cirillo, Cristina Pauselli, Harry M. Jol, and Francesco Brozzetti
Solid Earth, 12, 2573–2596,,, 2021
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08 Sep 2021
A revised image of the instrumental seismicity in the Lodi area (Po Plain, Italy)
Laura Peruzza, Alessandra Schibuola, Maria Adelaide Romano, Marco Garbin, Mariangela Guidarelli, Denis Sandron, and Enrico Priolo
Solid Earth, 12, 2021–2039,,, 2021
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26 Aug 2021
Geodynamic and seismotectonic model of a long-lived transverse structure: The Schio-Vicenza Fault System (NE Italy)
Dario Zampieri, Paola Vannoli, and Pierfrancesco Burrato
Solid Earth, 12, 1967–1986,,, 2021
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28 May 2021
Conditional probability of distributed surface rupturing during normal-faulting earthquakes
Maria Francesca Ferrario and Franz Livio
Solid Earth, 12, 1197–1209,,, 2021
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19 May 2021
Application of anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) fabrics to determine the kinematics of active tectonics: examples from the Betic Cordillera, Spain, and the Northern Apennines, Italy
David J. Anastasio, Frank J. Pazzaglia, Josep M. Parés, Kenneth P. Kodama, Claudio Berti, James A. Fisher, Alessandro Montanari, and Lorraine K. Carnes
Solid Earth, 12, 1125–1142,,, 2021
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13 Apr 2021
Mapping and evaluating kinematics and the stress and strain field at active faults and fissures: a comparison between field and drone data at the NE rift, Mt Etna (Italy)
Alessandro Tibaldi, Noemi Corti, Emanuela De Beni, Fabio Luca Bonali, Susanna Falsaperla, Horst Langer, Marco Neri, Massimo Cantarero, Danilo Reitano, and Luca Fallati
Solid Earth, 12, 801–816,,, 2021
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