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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 613-625, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-613-2017
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08 May 2017
A multi-centennial record of past floods and earthquakes in Valle d'Aosta, Mediterranean Italian Alps
Bruno Wilhelm et al.

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We explored the potential of a sedimentary sequence in Valle d'Aosta (Northern Italy) as a natural archive of hazards. Our results suggest that this sequence is regionally the most sensitive to earthquake shaking with the record of 8 earthquakes over the last ~270 years and that it well represents the regional and (multi-)decennial variability of Mediterranean summer–autumn floods. Hence, this sequence offers a great potential to extend chronicles of regional floods and earthquakes back in time.
We explored the potential of a sedimentary sequence in Valle d'Aosta (Northern Italy) as a...
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