Estimation of the ground shaking from the response of rigid bodies

Filomena de Silva, Stefania Sica, Francesco Silvestri, Stefano Aversa


The paper illustrates and compares simplified approaches to interpret the mechanisms of damage observed on rigid bodies in the cemetery of Amatrice, after the main shock (August 24, 2016, MW=6.0) of the Central Italy earthquake. The final goal of the work is to link the observed movements of the fallen objects to specific characteristics of the ground motion occurred at the specific site.


Seismological data; Analytical and numerical modeling; Ground motion; Seismic risk; Surveys measurements, and monitoring

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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X