The Temporary Seismometric Network at Vittorio Veneto (Treviso, Italy)

SCIENTIFIC STAFF: Andrea Restivo1, Carla Barnaba1, Alberto Michelini1,2
1Centro Ricerche Sismologiche, Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale, Cussignacco (UD) e Sgonico (TS)
2Centro Nazionale Terremoti, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma

This temporary network was deployed in the area of the town of Vittorio Veneto in the period 12/2003-02/2004 with the aim of estimating the local seismic amplification and site effects. A total of 13 seismic stations were deployed for more than one year to record in continuous mode (Fig. 1).

Figure 1. Maps of the temporary seismometric network of Vittorio Veneto. Left: general overview; right: detail of the area.

A first group of 10 stations (of which 3 on rock outcrops) were deployed in the quarter of Serravalle ---the historical centre of Vittorio Veneto--- in the period January-July 2001. During this period, a total of 40 earthquakes was recorded and localized.

Further to a seismic swarm occured in December 2003 in the Alpago-Cansiglio area, near to Vittorio Veneto, a second group of 3 stations (one on bedrock, as a reference site) was deployed in Ceneda quarter, one of the Vittorio Veneto’s areas mostly damaged during the M5.8 Alpago-Cansiglio earthquake of 1936. A total of 70 earthquakes was recorded by the stations throughout the 2 mounths of the seismic monitoring.

Some details on the sites and the instrumentation deployed is given in Table 1.

Table 1. Summary of the temporary stations deployed in Serravalle and Ceneda, respectively, with relevant technical parameters and site’s geology description.