CARYDIS, P., LEKKAS, E., MAVROULIS, S. (2017). – Environmental effects and building damage induced by the vertical component of ground motion during the August 24, 2016 Amatrice (Central Italy) earthquake. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 19, EGU2017-3856, EGU General Assembly 2017.
On August 24, 2016 an Mw 6.0 earthquake struck central Italy resulting in 299 fatalities, 388 injuries and about 3000 homeless. The provided focal mechanisms demonstrated a NW-SE striking seismic normal fault which is consistent with the spatial distribution of the coseismic surface ruptures observed along the western slope of Mt Vettore.