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Here some of the most significant publications from our research group.




Chunga K., Livio F., Mulas M., Ochoa‐Cornejo F., Besenzon D., Ferrario M.F.and Michetti A.M.(2018). Earthquake Ground Effects and Intensity of the 16 April 2016 Mw 7.8 Pedernales, Ecuador, Earthquake: Implications for the Source Characterization of Large Subduction Earthquakes. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 108(6), 3384-3397.


Ferrario M. F.& Livio F.(2018) Characterizing the distributed faulting during the 30 October 2016, Central Italy earthquake: A reference for fault displacement hazard assessment. Tectonics, 37.


Livio F., Kettermann M., Reicherter K., & Urai J. L. (2018) Growth of bending-moment faults due to progressive folding: Insights from sandbox models and paleoseismological implications. Geomorphology.




Blumetti AM, Grützner C.; Guerrieri L.; Livio F., (2017) Quaternary earthquakes: Geology and palaeoseismology for seismic hazard assessment.  Pergamon.


Cowie P.A., Phillips R.J., Roberts G.P., McCaffrey K., Zijerveld L.J.J., Gregory L.C., Faure Walker J., Wedmore L., Dunai T.J., Binnie S.A., Freeman S.P.H.T., Wilcken K., Shanks RP., Huismans R.S., Papanikolaou I., Michetti A.M. & Wilkinson M. (2017) Orogen-scale uplift in the central Italian Apennines drives episodic behaviour of earthquake faults, Sci. Rep. 7., 44858; doi:10.1038/srep44858


Frigerio C., Bonadeo L., Zerboni A., Livio F., Ferrario M.F., Fioraso G.; Irace A., Brunamonte F., Michetti A.M., (2017) First evidence for Late Pleistocene to Holocene earthquake surface faulting in the Eastern Monferrato Arc (Northern Italy): Geology, pedostratigraphy and structural study of the Pecetto di Valenza site, Quaternary International.  Pergamon.


Gürpinar A., Serva L., Livio F., Rizzo P. C., (2017) Earthquake-induced crustal deformation and consequences for fault displacement hazard analysis of nuclear power plants. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 311, 69-85.


Livio F., Serva L., Gürpinar A., (2017) Locating distributed faulting: Contributions from InSAR imaging to probabilistic fault displacement hazard analysis. PFDHA, Quaternary International, 451, 223-233, Pergamon.




Livio F.A., Michetti A. M.,Vittori E., Gregory L., Wedmore L., Piccardi L., Tondi E., Roberts G., CENTRAL ITALY EARTHQUAKE W.G., (Blumetti A. M., Bonadeo L., Brunamonte F., Comerci V., Dimanna P., Ferrario M. F., Faure Walker J., Frigerio C., Fumanti F., Guerrieri L., Iezzi F., Leoni G., McCaffrey K., Mildon Z., Phillips R., Rhodes E., Walters R. J., Wilkinson M.) (2016) Surface faulting during the August 24, 2016, Central Italy earthquake (Mw 6.0): preliminary results. Annals of Geophysics, [S.l.], nov. 2016. ISSN 2037-416X.>. doi:10.4401/ag-7197.


Livio F.,Serva L., Gürpinar A. (2016) Locating distributed faulting: Contributions from InSAR imaging to Probabilistic Fault Displacement Hazard Analysis (PFDHA), Quaternary International,




F.R. Cinti, C. Pauselli, F. Livio, M. Ercoli, C.A. Brunori, M.F. Ferrario, R. Volpe, R. Civico, D. Pantosti, S. Pinzi, P.M. De Martini, G. Ventura, L. Alfonsi, R. Gambillara, and A.M. Michetti (2015) Integrating multidisciplinary, multiscale geological and geophysical data to image the Castrovillari fault (Northern Calabria, Italy). Geophys. J. Int. 2015 203: 1847-1863.


Ferrario M.F., Bonadeo L., Brunamonte F., Livio F., Martinelli E., Michetti A.M., Censi Neri P., Chiessi V., Comerci V. & Höbig N. (2015) Late Quaternary environmental evolution of the Como urban area (Northern Italy): a multidisciplinary tool for risk management and urban planning. Engineering Geology 193 (2015) 384-401.


Ferrario M.F., Brunamonte F., Caccia A., Livio F., Martinelli E., Mazzola E., Michetti A.M., & Terrana S. (2015) Buried landscapes: geoarchaeology of the Roman harbor of Como (N Italy). Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, 28(2), 111-120.


Wilkinson, M., G.P. Roberts, K. McCaffrey, P.A. Cowie, J.P. Faure Walker, I. Papanikolaou, R.J. Phillips, Michetti A.M., Vittori, L. Gregory, L. Wedmore, Z. Watson (2015) Slip distributions on active normal faults measured from LiDAR and field mapping of geomorphic offsets: an example from L’Aquila, Italy, and implications for modelling seismic moment release. Geomorphology,  doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.04.026


Zerboni A., Trombino L., Frigerio C., Livio F., Berlusconi A., Michetti A. M., Rodnight H., Spötl C. (2015)  The loess-paleosol sequence at Monte Netto: a record of climate change in the Upper Pleistocene of the central Po Plain, northern Italy. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 15, 6, 1329-1350.




Korneva I., Tondi E., Agosta F., Rustichelli A., Spina V., Bitonte R., Di Cuia R., (2014) Structural properties of fractured and faulted Cretaceous platform carbonates, Murge Plateau (southern Italy), Marine and Petroleum Geology 57:312–326. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2014.05.004


Livio F. A., Berlusconi A., Zerboni A., Trombino L., Sileo G., Michetti A. M., H. Rodnight, & Spötl C. (2014) Progressive offset and surface deformation along a seismogenic blind thrust in the Po Plain foredeep (Southern Alps, Northern Italy). Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119(10), 7701-7721. DOI: 10.1002/2014JB011112.




Michetti A. M., Giardina F., Livio F., Mueller K., Serva L., Sileo G., Vittori E., Devoti R., Riguzzi F., Carcano C. (2013) Active compressional tectonics, Quaternary capable faults, and the seismic landscape of the Po Plain (N Italy). Annals of Geophysics, 55, 5, 969-1001 

Berlusconi A., Ferrario M.F., Livio F., Michetti A. M., Violante C., Esposito E., Porfido S., Fiaccavento P., Ripamonti L., Roncoroni M., (2013) Quaternary Faults and Seismic Hazard in the Lake Garda Area. Ingegneria Sismica,30,1-2,10-35.




Wilkinson, M., K.J.W. McCaffrey, G.P. Roberts, P. A. Cowie, R.J. Phillips, M. Degasperi, E. Vittori, and Michetti A.M. (2012) Distribution and Magnitude of Postseismic Deformation of the 2009 L’Aquila Earthquake (M6.3) Surface Rupture Measured Using Repeat Terrestrial Laser ScanningGeophyiscal Journal International, 189, 911 – 922, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05418.x




Vittori E., Di Manna P., Blumetti A. M., Comerci V., Guerrieri L., Esposito E., Michetti A. M., Porfido S., Piccardi L., Roberts G. P. (2011) Surface faulting of the 6 April 2009 Mw 6.3 L’Aquila earthquake in central Italy. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 101, 4, 1507-1530.




Guerrieri L., Baer G., Hamiel Y., Amit R., Blumetti A.M., Comerci V., Di Manna P., Michetti A.M.,Salamon A., Mushkin A., Sileo G. and Vittori E. (2010) InSAR data as a field guide for mapping minor earthquake surface ruptures: ground displacements along the Paganica Fault during the 6 April 2009 L’Aquila earthquake. Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 115, B12331, doi:10.1029/2010JB007579, 2010.



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