Call for Papers: 1968-2018: Fifty years after the Belice’s earthquake. Geological, geophysical, geochemical and territorial aspects of this earthquake and its heritage for Italian society

We interpret the Belice earthquake like the "zero event" for the developing of the connections between the Italian society and the seismic catastrophes striking Italy in the post-war period. First of all, the territory, considered as a unit made up of geographical, geological, social, historical and urban aspects. We invite to submit reflections and stimulating readings for each of these aspects that help to define the geological and structural context in which the Belice earthquake occurred, such as the novelties proposed by the most recent research in geological, geophysical, geochemical and geodetic fields, but also themes and reflections on the impact that the earthquake has had on Italian and Sicilian society, on its housing and infrastructural context, on the history of our country. This special number fosters a contamination among different disciplines, reflecting the complexity of the impact that an earthquake has on any territory. We will try to understand why an earthquake occurs in a certain area, how the social context reacts, which effects it produces on different territories and societies. Belice, therefore, but also Friuli, Irpinia, Umbria, Abruzzo, Emilia and Amatrice. A sad paradigm that must be read (and listened to) from various points of view.

Please submit your contribution betwee 15th January 2019 and 15th April 2019

Guest editors: Mario Mattia (INGV, Catania), Paolo Madonia (INGV, Palermo)

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