Exposure to landslides in rural areas in Central Italy

M. Santangelo(1), I. Marchesini(1), F. Bucci(1), M. Cardinali(1), M. Cavalli(2), S. Crema(2), L. Marchi(2), M. Alvioli(1), F. Guzzetti(1), 2020, Exposure to landslides in rural areas in Central Italy, Journal of maps (Stud. ed.) (2020): 1–35.,
URL: http://www.cnr.it/prodotto/i/415093

Starting on 24th August 2016, Central Italy was struck by a six-months earthquake sequence that caused 303 victims and extensive major damages to urban areas and infrastructures, in some cases entire villages needed complete rebuilding. In this paper we present a map that portrays the overall susceptibility to multiple landslide types and the exposure to landslides of the rural-urban areas of the Castelsantangelo sul Nera Municipality, a typical village of the northern Italian Apennine. The map is based on a procedure that ingests geomorphological data and models and groups the individual landslide susceptibility maps in a joint susceptibility and exposure map based on expert-defined criteria. The procedure has been applied to built-up and to undeveloped areas to highlight their exposure and was used as a tool for planning post-seismic reconstruction. We advise that such maps are used also as basic tool for ordinary urban planning.

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