The 12 May 1802 earthquake (N Italy) in its historical and seismological context

  title={The 12 May 1802 earthquake (N Italy) in its historical and seismological context},
  author={P. Albini and A. Rovida},
  journal={Journal of Seismology},
The Mw 5.7 earthquake that occurred on 12 May 1802 is the only one with Mw ≥ 5.5 located west of Lake Garda in the central-northern part of the Po Plain, Northern Italy, and the strongest event located in the seismic zone 907 of the ZS9 seismogenic zonation of Italy. Current parametric earthquake catalogs locate the event not far from important cities (e.g., Milan) and to sites where nuclear power plants were to be built in the 1980s or could be built in a near future. Although the earthquake… Expand
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