Assessing soil-structure interaction during the 2016 central Italy seismic sequence (Italy): preliminary results

Arrigo Caserta, Fawzi Doumaz, Antonio Costanzo, Anna Gervasi, William Thorossian, Sergio Falcone, Carmelo La Piana, Mario Minasi, Maria Fabrizia Buongiorno


We used the moderate-magnitude aftershocks succeeding to the 2016 August 24th, Mw = 6.0, Amatrice (Italy) mainshok to asses, specially during an ongoing seismic sequence, the soil-structure interaction where cultural Heritage is involved. We have chosen as case study the San Giovanni Battista church (A.D. 1039)  in Acquasanta Terme town, about 20 Km northeast of Amatrice. First of all we studied the soil shaking features in order to characterize the input to the monument. Then, using the recordings in the church, we tried to figure out  how the input seismic energy is distributed over the different monument parts. Some preliminary results are shown and discussed.


Amatrice seimic sequence; Cultural heritage; Soil-structure interaction; Seimic response; Site effect

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