EMILIA (ITALY) M5.9 EARTHQUAKE ON 20 MAY 2012: AN UNUSUAL PATTERN OF LIQUEFACTION
On 20 May 2012, an M5.9 earthquake occurred in the Emilia region (northern Italy). The earthquake triggered significant ground failures owing to extensive liquefaction phenomena. Although the shaking was relatively moderate, an area lying about 17 km from the epicentre was strongly affected by the phenomenon and an exceptional amount of sand and water flowed up from the ground. The following is an overview of the phenomenon along with preliminary results from seismological and geotechnical analyses.
Roberto W. Romeo - Università di Urbino “Carlo Bo” – Urbino, Italy
earthquake, liquefaction, Emilia Region, Italy