Knowledge Base

What are the main scientific concepts and technical details of the DISS?

 Introduction : What is DISS?

 DISS @ INGVTerremoti blog (in Italian)

Chapter 1: General concepts

  1. Understanding Active Faulting
  2. Understanding Active Fault Hazard
  3. Generalized seismogenic fault-source model
  4. Databases of active and seismogenic faults in the world

Chapter 2: Basic definitions of DISS content

  1. Definition of Individual Seismogenic Source
  2. Definition of Composite Seismogenic Source
  3. Definition of Debated Seismogenic Source
  4. Definition of Subduction Zone
  5. Definition of Area of Relevance

Chapter 3: Behind the scenes...

  1. Types of data and methods
  2. Data qualification
  3. Data sources and reporting

Chapter 4: Using the database interface

  1. Cartographic interface
  2. Alphanumeric interface
  3. Inserting comments (for registered users)

Extended bibliography

Papers that describe the DISS and its rationale


Regional overviews of seismogenic sources included in the DISS

  • Maesano, F.E., Tiberti, M. M., Basili, R. (2017). The Calabrian Arc: three-dimensional modelling of the subduction interface. Scientific Reports 7, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09074-8.
  • Tiberti, M. M., Vannoli, P., Fracassi, U., Burrato, P., Kastelic, V., Valensise, G. (2017). Understanding seismogenic processes in the southern Calabrian Arc: a geodynamic perspective. Italian Journal of Geosciences, 136, 3, doi: 10.3301/IJG.2016.12.
  • Finocchio, D., Barba, S., Basili, R. (2016). Slip rate depth distribution for active faults in Central Italy using numerical models. Tectonophysics, 687, 232-244, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.07.031
  • Maesano, F.E., D’Ambrogi, C., Burrato, P., Toscani, G. (2015), Slip-rates of blind thrusts in slow deforming areas: examples from the Po Plain (Italy), Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.12.007.
  • Vannoli, P., Burrato, P., Valensise, G. (2015), The Seismotectonics of the Po Plain (Northern Italy): Tectonic Diversity in a Blind Faulting Domain, Pure and Applied Geophysics, doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0873-0.
  • Kastelic V. and M.M.C. Carafa (2013), Fault slip rates for the active External Dinarides thrust-and-fold belt, Tectonics, doi: 10.1029/2011TC003022.
  • Basili, R., Tiberti, M.M., Kastelic, V., Romano, F., Piatanesi, A., Selva, J., Lorito, S. (2013), Integrating geologic fault data into tsunami hazard studies, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci.,13, 1025-1050, doi: 10.5194/nhess-13-1025-2013.
  • Kastelic, V., Vannoli, P., Burrato, P., Fracassi, U., Tiberti, M.M., Valensise, G. (2013), Seismogenic sources in the Adriatic Domain, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 42, 191-213, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2012.08.002.
  • Maesano F.E., Toscani G., Burrato P., Mirabella F., D’Ambrogi C., Basili R. (2013). Deriving thrust fault slip rates from geological modeling: examples from the Marche coastal and offshore contraction belt, Northern Apennines, Italy. Marine and Petroleum Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2012.10.008.
  • Vannoli, P., Burrato, P., Fracassi, U., Valensise, G. (2012). A fresh look at the seismotectonics of the Abruzzi (Central Apennines) following the 6 April 2009 L'Aquila earthquake (Mw 6.3), Italian Journal of Geosciences, 131(3), 309-329, doi: 10.3301/IJG.2012.03.
  • Burrato P., Poli, M.E., Vannoli, P., Zanferrari, A., Basili, R., Galadini, F. (2008), Sources of Mw 5+ earthquakes in northeastern Italy and western Slovenia: an updated view based on geological and seismological evidence, Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2007.07.009.


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Thematic maps from DISS 3 and support data (2007) 

Thematic maps from DISS 3 (2009)

Thematic maps from DISS 3 (2010)

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