Geological, seismic and soil survey

Seismic risk

What the Region does

old seismograph, 1873 Specola museum, University of Bologna, Faculty of AstronomyCompared to the italian situation overall, Emilia-Romagna is affected by “average” seismicity, largely concentrated in Romagna where, in the past, the biggest earthquakes have occurred. One of the main duties of the SGSS, and one that is indispensable for proper land planning and management, is the development of specific analyses and methodologies to support seismic risk reduction measures. In order to put in place an effective prevention plan for any given area, one must first have detailed knowledge of all levels of interaction between earthquake, soil and buildings. SGSS thus focuses on the seismic hazards of the region, studying local effects and seismic microzonation; it and evaluates the vulnerability of buildings and infrastructure, working closely with a technicalscientific committee. In addition, the SGSS is also committed to a number of other projects, including: the "Seismotectonic map of Emilia-Romagna region" (scale 1:250.000); the implementation in Emilia-Romagna, in collaboration with the National Seismic Survey unit, of the National Accelerometric Network and that of the “Osservatorio Sismico delle Strutture”, the seismic monitoring unit for structures. In addition, SGSS is involved in developing the regional evaluation centre for technical activities during seismic emergencies. Lastly, it also carried out various other training and instructive activities, using the Internet among other tools, for public administration technicians, professionals, agencies and the public at large.


Referente per Supporto all'applicazione delle nuove disposizioni in materia di sismica, Attività tecniche post-sisma e di prevenzione sismica.
Dott. Ing. Passarella Vania
phone: 0039-051-5274341

Development and analysis of geological data for the assessment of natural hazards and energy resources:
Dott. Geol. Martelli Luca
phone: 0039-051 5274360

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