On August 16th, 2018, a Mw 5.1 earthquake struck the Molise region (central Italy), inducing 84 earthquake-triggered landslides that predominantly involved soil covers of clayey materials and flysch on gently dipping slopes. To quantify the spatiotemporal landslide activity in the months immediately after the earthquake, a differential SAR interferometry (DInSAR) analysis was performed for a time span from 2 years before to one year after the earthquake, recognising both first-time and reactivated landslides. The results showed a clear increase in landslide activity following the low-magnitude earthquake with respect to the activities recorded in the same months of the previous years. Several coherent landslides (earth slides and earth flows) were observed following seasonally recurrent rainfall events. Such increases were observed for both reactivated and first-time landslides, showing decreases in inactive periods and activity over longer periods. Furthermore, the spatial density distribution of the landslides was investigated in the postseismic time interval along transects perpendicular and parallel to the direction of the tectonic element responsible for the seismic event. An asymmetrical distribution was deduced parallel to the fault strike with a higher number of landslides located inside the compressional sector according to a strike-slip faulting mechanism.

Increase in landslide activity after a low-magnitude earthquake as inferred from DInSAR interferometry / Martino, S.; Fiorucci, M.; Marmoni, G. M.; Casaburi, L.; Antonielli, B.; Mazzanti, P.. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 12:1(2022), pp. 1-19. [10.1038/s41598-022-06508-w]

Increase in landslide activity after a low-magnitude earthquake as inferred from DInSAR interferometry

Martino S.
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Fiorucci M.;Marmoni G. M.;Casaburi L.;Antonielli B.;Mazzanti P.
2022

Abstract

On August 16th, 2018, a Mw 5.1 earthquake struck the Molise region (central Italy), inducing 84 earthquake-triggered landslides that predominantly involved soil covers of clayey materials and flysch on gently dipping slopes. To quantify the spatiotemporal landslide activity in the months immediately after the earthquake, a differential SAR interferometry (DInSAR) analysis was performed for a time span from 2 years before to one year after the earthquake, recognising both first-time and reactivated landslides. The results showed a clear increase in landslide activity following the low-magnitude earthquake with respect to the activities recorded in the same months of the previous years. Several coherent landslides (earth slides and earth flows) were observed following seasonally recurrent rainfall events. Such increases were observed for both reactivated and first-time landslides, showing decreases in inactive periods and activity over longer periods. Furthermore, the spatial density distribution of the landslides was investigated in the postseismic time interval along transects perpendicular and parallel to the direction of the tectonic element responsible for the seismic event. An asymmetrical distribution was deduced parallel to the fault strike with a higher number of landslides located inside the compressional sector according to a strike-slip faulting mechanism.
2022
landslides; earthquake induced landslides; rainfall; post-seismic; DInSAR; interferometry
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Increase in landslide activity after a low-magnitude earthquake as inferred from DInSAR interferometry / Martino, S.; Fiorucci, M.; Marmoni, G. M.; Casaburi, L.; Antonielli, B.; Mazzanti, P.. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 12:1(2022), pp. 1-19. [10.1038/s41598-022-06508-w]
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