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SE | Volume 10, issue 5
Solid Earth, 10, 1555–1579, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-1555-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Solid Earth, 10, 1555–1579, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-1555-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 17 Sep 2019

Research article | 17 Sep 2019

From mapped faults to fault-length earthquake magnitude (FLEM): a test on Italy with methodological implications

Fabio Trippetta et al.

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Revised dataset of known faults in Italy P. Petricca, F. Trippetta, A. Billi, C. Collettini, M. Cuffaro, D. Scrocca, C. Doglioni, G. Ventura, and A. Morgante https://doi.org/10.5880/fidgeo.2018.003

Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani (CPTI15) A. Rovida, M. Locati, R. Camassi, B. Lolli, and P. Gasperini https://doi.org/10.6092/INGV.IT-CPTI15

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Considering all mapped faults in Italy, empirical scaling laws between fault dimensions and earthquake magnitude are used at the national scale. Results are compared with earthquake catalogues. The consistency between our results and the catalogues gives credibility to the method. Some large differences between the two datasets suggest the validation of this experiment elsewhere.
Considering all mapped faults in Italy, empirical scaling laws between fault dimensions and...
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