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Edited By: Jean Braun, Georges Calas, Max Coleman, Carlo Doglioni, Klaus Mezger & Jason Phipps Morgan

Impact Factor: 2.214

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 73/188 (Geosciences Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1365-3121

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Using crowdsourced data to understand seismic wave propagation and seismic hazard

Modern technology allows members of the public to contribute to science in ways never before possible. Sbarra et al. have used crowdsourced data to investigate the areas where earthquakes are felt with a level of precision that would not have been possible a few years ago. They have found that intermediate-depth earthquakes in Greece can often be felt in Italy – much further from the epicentre than would normally be expected. But, these Greek earthquakes are only felt by people on the African side of the Africa-Eurasia plate boundary; people on the European side of the plate boundary do not feel the earthquake. This study has potential implications for seismic hazard, highlights the way in which seismic waves propagate through the lithosphere and helps us to understand the structure of this tectonically complicated area.

Role of African–Eurasian plate setting in the felt areas of intermediate-depth earthquakes: an investigation using crowdsourced data (Paola Sbarra, Patrizia Tosi and Valerio De Rubeis)