Satellite image of the Italian peninsula, a seismically-hyperactive land.
The recent, catastrophic quake in Central Italy is the lastest of a series of seismic jolts that have rattled the country since 1908. This alarming seismic pattern can be understood in terms of the dynamics of the Italian peninsula, undoubtedly one of the most geologically-active regions on Earth. Continue reading Italy: on shaky grounds→
A group of Italian and British geoscientists coordinated by Alessandro Tibaldi, Associate Professor of Structural Geology at the University of Milan-Bicocca (and co-founder of GeoSocial), has successfully tested an innovative methodology for studying seismic hazard in an area in Iceland that has been hit by strong earthquakes in the past.
A strong earthquake hit south-eastern France and north-western Italy on the evening of April 7, 2014 (9:27 pm Italian time), along the Italian-French border in the Western Alps. Continue reading The Alps are shaking→