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Front. Built Environ. | doi: 10.3389/fbuil.2019.00102

Large scale seismic vulnerability and risk of masonry churches in seismic prone areas: two territorial case studies

  • 1Pegaso University, Italy
  • 2University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • 3University of Basilicata, Italy

In this paper seismic vulnerability and risk of a sample of churches, located in Teramo and Ischia island (Naples gulf), both affected by the last Italian earthquakes, is presented. To this aim, it is applied a simplified assessment method particularly suitable for seismic evaluations at a territorial scale, providing a global score to be compared among the cases analysed. The data obtained allow us of plotting vulnerability maps and of providing a seismic risk index for all the considered churches. In addition, the calculated indexes permit a preliminary health state evaluation of the inspected churches, for ranking the priorities and planning additional in depth-evaluations.

Keywords: seismic vulnerability, seismic risk, Masonry churches, large scale analysis method, Hazard index

Received: 19 Feb 2019; Accepted: 09 Aug 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Fabbrocino, Vaiano, Formisano and D'AMATO. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Antonio Formisano, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, 80138, Campania, Italy,