Analysis of the 2016 Amatrice earthquake macroseismic data

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Lorenzo Hofer
Mariano Angelo Zanini
Flora Faleschini


On August 24, 2016, a sudden MW 6.0 seismic event hit central Italy, causing 298 victims and significant damage to residential buildings and cultural heritage. In the days following the mainshock, a macroseismic survey was conducted by teams of the University of Padova, according to the European Macroseismic Scale (EMS98). In this contribution, a critical analysis of the collected macroseismic data is presented and some comparisons were performed with the recent 2012 Emilia sequence.

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Hofer L, Zanini MA, Faleschini F. Analysis of the 2016 Amatrice earthquake macroseismic data. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 2016Dec.19 [cited 2023Dec.5];59. Available from:

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