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Surface ruptures following the 30 October 2016 Mw 6.5 Norcia earthquake, central Italy.

Civico, R. and Pucci, S. and Villani, F. and Pizzimenti, L. and De Martini, P. M. and Nappi, R. and McCaffrey, K.J.W. and the Open EMERGEO Working Group, (2018) 'Surface ruptures following the 30 October 2016 Mw 6.5 Norcia earthquake, central Italy.', Journal of maps., 14 (2). pp. 151-160.


We present a 1:25,000 scale map of the coseismic surface ruptures following the 30 October 2016 Mw 6.5 Norcia normal-faulting earthquake, central Italy. Detailed rupture mapping is based on almost 11,000 oblique photographs taken from helicopter flights, that has been verified and integrated with field data (>7000 measurements). Thanks to the common efforts of the Open EMERGEO Working Group (130 people, 25 research institutions and universities from Europe), we were able to document a complex surface faulting pattern with a dominant strike of N135°-160° (SW-dipping) and a subordinate strike of N320°-345° (NE-dipping) along about 28 km of the active Mt. Vettore–Mt. Bove fault system. Geometric and kinematic characteristics of the rupture were observed and recorded along closely spaced, parallel or subparallel, overlapping or step-like synthetic and antithetic fault splays of the activated fault systems, comprising a total surface rupture length of approximately 46 km when all ruptures were considered.

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Publisher statement:© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group on behalf of Journal of Maps This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date accepted:09 February 2018
Date deposited:09 March 2018
Date of first online publication:07 March 2018
Date first made open access:09 March 2018

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