Italian Catalogue of Earthquake-Induced Ground Effects (CEDIT)

In the Mediterranean area, the Italian territory has a geodynamic context related to a high seismicity. More in particular, along the Apennine Chain middle to high magnitude earthquakes can occur and reach a 7.2 magnitude in the southern Apennine. Managing the seismic risk in a country like Italy, so rich of cultural heritage and historical monuments, is a great challenge. Such a challenge includes hazard studies as well as the knowhow on already occurred events and related effects. According to this strategy, the Research Centre for Geological Risk (CERI) of the University of Rome “Sapienza” carried out the updating of the CEDIT catalogue, originally edited by Delfino & Romeo (1997). The updated release of the catalogue includes the inventory of earthquake-induced effects from 1000 to 2016 A.D. The construction of the CEDIT catalogue implies a detailed research of historical documents and reports as well as of already published scientific papers. The present release of the catalogue includes more than 150 earthquakes and almost 2000 earthquake-induced effects, which involved almost 1100 localities. Since the CEDIT is a macroseismic catalogue it’s not complete for definition and it is interested by a continuous updating, due to recent earthquakes or new published scientific studies. The present release of the CEDIT is available on-line in open-source and it can be consulted by a WebGis implemented through a FLEX and ArcGisServed graphical interface by ESRI.

The catalogue can be consulted and its contents can be downloaded without any authorization. The catalogue should be cited as:  Fortunato C., Martino S., Prestininzi A., Romeo R.W., coauthors Fantini A., Sanandrea P. (2012). New release of the Italian catalogue of earthquake-induced ground failures (CEDIT). Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment, DOI: 10.4408/IJEGE.2012-02.O-05