Seismic Risk

Italy is one of the countries in the Mediterranean with the highest seismic risk, due to its particular geographic position at the convergence of the African and Eurasian plates. The highest seismicity is concentrated in the central-southern part of the peninsula, along the Apennine ridge (Val di Magra, Mugello, Val Tiberina, Val Nerina, Aquilano, Fucino, Valle del Liri, Beneventano, Irpinia) in Calabria and Sicily and in some northern areas, like Friuli, part of Veneto and western Liguria. Only Sardinia is not particularly affected by seismic events.