New paper on Subsidence in Como basin (N Italy)

Over the years, the subsidence affecting the Como urban area in northern Italy has been investigated by several research groups. The major factors inducing this phenomenon in Como basin are i) the thick sequence of reworked material and ii) unconsolidated silty clay sediments with poor mechanical properties, and iii) the variations of the piezometric level.…
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14/09/2020 0

New paper on the reliability of Earthquake Environmental Effects for analyzing historical events

We live in an era of hypertrophic information; we are submerged by data and in many cases the limiting factor to analyses is computational power rather than data availability. This is not the case for historical earthquakes: coeval sources are usually fragmentary, and descriptions may not be crystal clear. Depending on their specialty, Earth scientists…
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24/08/2020 0

Debris flow a Chiareggio (So)

Il 12 agosto 2020 un debris flow ha investito due auto causando la morte di tre persone in località Chiareggio (frazione di Chiesa Valmalenco, provincia di Sondrio). L’evento è stato causato dalle ingenti precipitazioni (18.8 mm di pioggia registrati tra le 17 e le 18 alla stazione di Chiesa Valmalenco – S. Giuseppe, Figura 1).…
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19/08/2020 0

Developing the First Intensity Prediction Equation Based on the Environmental Scale Intensity

The Perigeo research group is excited for the second paper published in one week! In this paper, we analyze earthquake effects through the ESI (Environmental Seismic Intensity) scale for 14 events in the Central and Southern Apennines… this is one of the strong points of the group, so no surprise at all! We develop an…
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29/06/2020 0

Assessment of attenuation regressions for earthquake-triggered landslides in the Italian Apennines

A new Perigeo-branded paper is now online! The paper is available here; if you can’t wait, here’s a summary of the main outcomes! AAAAnd stay tuned, next week a new post on another paper! The Apennines are prone to earthquakes, and earthquakes commonly produce landslides. How the number of landslide decay with distance from the…
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26/06/2020 0

Francesca Ferrario’s invited talk at the next AIQUA meeting.

We proudly announce that Francesca Ferrario is one of the 5 invited speakers at the incoming next AIQUA meeting (26 June 2020). The meeting will be online so you can follow the speakers online (access code 307-445-605 – talks in italian), AIQUA chose to invite speakers representative of the different souls animating the research on…
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26/05/2020 0

Two upcoming projects

Good news from our research group! We are pleased to announce that Elisa Martinelli and Magda Velazquez have been appointed a 1-year post-doc position! Elisa will lead a project on “Palaeobotanical methods to investigate human impact and “catastrophic” environmental events in the Como basin (N-Italy) since the Roman Period”, while Magda will focus on “Environmental…
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08/05/2020 0

Contagi, epicentri e zone rosse: quando terremoti e epidemie parlano la stessa lingua

In questi giorni di emergenza legata alla diffusione del COVID-19, ci sono alcune parole ricorrenti che mi hanno fatto riflettere. “L’epicentro del contagio è nella zona di Wuhan”, “si pensa ad un allargamento della zona rossa”, “durante il picco dell’epidemia, ci si aspetta uno tsunami di pazienti nei reparti di rianimazione”. “Parole, son parole, e…
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10/03/2020 0

Jim McCalpin lectures for the Uninsubria PhD program

We are pleased to announce that Jim McCalpin, consultant in paleoseismology and geologic hazard for more than 30 years in the US and Author of the renewed book “Paleoseismology“, will be host in March by our Ph.D. program in Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. Jim will give two lectures focussing on geological hazard. He will talk…
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14/02/2020 0

Progetto “Citizen Geology”: la parola ai ragazzi!

Dal 20 al 24 gennaio 2020, abbiamo ospitato 6 ragazzi delle scuole superiori nell’ambito di un Percorso per le Competenze Trasversali e per l’Orientamento (PCTO). Ecco il loro resoconto! SCOPO: Lo scopo di questa esperienza era di individuare e analizzare le frane provocate dal terremoto avvenuto sull’isola di Davao nelle Filippine nell’ottobre 2019. Inoltre, il…
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24/01/2020 0