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Permission to use the Database is granted subject to full acknowledgement of the source in the following form.

When referring to concept & design of the database as a whole:

Basili R., G. Valensise, P. Vannoli, P. Burrato, U. Fracassi, S. Mariano, M.M. Tiberti, E. Boschi (2008), The Database of Individual Seismogenic Sources (DISS), version 3: summarizing 20 years of research on Italy's earthquake geology, Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2007.04.014

When referring to a specific dataset or subset of the current version:

DISS Working Group (2018). Database of Individual Seismogenic Sources (DISS), Version 3.2.1: A compilation of potential sources for earthquakes larger than M 5.5 in Italy and surrounding areas. http://diss.rm.ingv.it/diss/, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia; DOI:10.6092/INGV.IT-DISS3.2.1.

CC-BY-SA 88x31 Except where otherwise noted, this dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license. Contact us to request additional permissions to use the work granted by this license.

This version of DISS was completed in early July 2016 as one of the input datasets of Italy’s Seismic Hazard Map MPS16. Its use was restricted to participants in the MPS16 program until the public release of the Database in April 2018. As such, its contents were updated only until 30 June 2016, and therefore reflect the literature, original data, and elaborations that were available at that date. Overall, it contains 127 Individual Seismogenic Sources, 188 Composite Seismogenic Sources, 35 Debated Seismogenic Sources, and three subduction zones. All sources are based on geological/geophysical data and cover the whole Italian territory and portions of adjacent countries and seas.

This work benefitted from the outcomes of the "Progetto FIRB-Abruzzo" and "Progetto PON-MASSIMO" funded by the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR), from activities funded in the framework of the INGV-DPC multiannual agreement. and especially the MPS16 program. We acknowledge the precious collaboration of several colleagues from the following institutions: DISTA, University of Pavia; Dipartimento di Matematica e Geoscienze of the University of Trieste; DiSTAR - Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell'Ambiente e delle Risorse of the University "Federico II" of Naples; DiBGA - Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali of the University of Catania; DiSTEM - Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e del Mare of the Univesity of Palermo; CNR-ISMAR; CNR-IGAG; CNR-IAMC; Geological Survey, ISPRA; and Spectrum Multi-Client Seismic Imaging

A detailed description of the latest updates of DISS 3.2.1 is available here


Disclaimer notice

The Database of Individual Seismogenic Sources (DISS), the original software and all related texts and elaborations were prepared by researchers of the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia. The Database includes a large amount of original and published material on the main seismogenic sources of Italy together with background geographical, seismological, geological, and tectonic information, and is freely available to all interested parties. The Database was designed as "work in progress", and as such it is open to later additions and improvements. For these reasons and due to its intrinsic nature, the Database cannot be guaranteed to be complete, accurate and updated in any part, and will be subjected to successive revisions. Although the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia makes every effort to supply the best available information on seismogenic processes, no warranty, expressed or implied, is provided as to the accuracy and reliability of all the data supplied in the Database. Users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of the data and information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety or in relation with business involving substantial financial or operational consequences. Conclusions drawn from this Database, or actions undertaken on the basis of its contents, are the sole responsibility of the user.

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