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A Selection of Peer Reviewed Publications
  • Farrugia,D., Paolucci,E., D’Amico,S., Galea,P. (2016)  Inversion of surface wave data for shear-wave velocity profiles: Case studies of a thick buried low-velocity layer in Malta.  Geophysical Journal International. In Press.
  • Agius, M.R., D'Amico, S. & Galea, P., 2016, "The Easter Sunday 2011 Earthquake Swarm Offshore Malta: Analysis on Felt Reports " in Earthquakes and their impact on society, Springer International, , pp. 632 - 645. 
  • Borg, R.P., D'Amico, S. & Galea, P. 2016, "Earthquakes and People: The Maltese Experience of the 1908 Messina Earthquake" in Earthquakes and Their Impact on Society Springer International, , pp. 534 - 561. 
  • Panzera F., D'Amico S., Lombardo G., Longo E., 2016. Evaluation of building fundamental periods and effects of local geology on ground motion parameters in the Siracusa area, Italy. Journal of Seismology, DOI:10.1007/s10950-016-9577-5 (in press)
  • Agius, M.R., Galea, P. & D'Amico, S. 2015, "Setting up the Malta Seismic Network: instrumentation, site selection and real-time monitoring" in Establishment of an  integrated Italy-Malta cross-border  system of Civil Protection: Geophysical aspects, eds. G. Lombardo & F. Panzera, Aracne Editrice, , pp. 11-30. 
  • D’Amico, S., Galea, P., Panzera, F. & Akinci, A. 2015, "Earthquake ground–motion scenarios in the Central Mediterranean area based on attenuation models and stochastic simulations," in Establishment of an Integrated Italy–Malta Cross–Border System of Civil Protection. Geophysical Aspects, eds. F. Panzera & G. Lombardo, Aracne Publishing, Italy. 
  • Farrugia, D., Paolucci, E., D'Amico, S., Galea, P., Pace, S., Panzera, F., Lombardo, G. & INGV team 2015, "Evaluation of seismic site response in the Maltese archipelago" in Establishment of an integrated Italy-Malta system of Civil Protection: geophysical aspects, eds. G. Lombardo & F. Panzera, Aracne Editrice, , pp. 79-98. 
  • Galea, P., Borg, R.P., Farrugia, D., Agius, M.R., D'Amico, S., Torpiano, A. & Bonello, M. (eds) 2015, Proceedings of the international conference: Georisks in the Mediterranean and their mitigation, Mistral Services, Messina, Italy. 
  • Galea,P., Micallef, T., Muscat, R., D'Amico, S. 2015 "Resonance frequency characteristics of buildings in Malta and Gozo using ambient vibrations in Proceedings of the international conference: Georisks in the Mediterranean and their mitigation, Mistral Services, Messina, Italy. 
  • Lombardo, G., Panzera, F., D'Amico, S., Galea, P. & Torrisi, A. 2015, "Dynamic properties of buildings evaluated through ambient noise measurements" in Establishment of an integrated Italy-Malta system of Civil Protection: geophysical aspects, eds. G. Lombardo & F. Panzera, Aracne Editrice, , pp. 111-126. 
  • Panzera, F., D’Amico, S., Lombardo, G., Galea, P. & Akinci, A. 2015, "Overview of the seismic hazard in the Sicily channel archipelagos" in Establishment of an Integrated Italy–Malta Cross–Border System of Civil Protection. Geophysical Aspects, eds. F. Panzera & G. Lombardo,. 
  • Panzera, F., Sicali, S., Lombardo, G., D'Amico, S. & Galea, P. 2015, "Seismic site response in Lampedusa" in Establishment of an integrated Italy-Malta system of Civil Protection: geophysical aspects, eds. G. Lombardo & F. Panzera, Aracne Editrice, , pp. 67-77. 
  • Paolucci E., Albarello D., D’Amico S., Lunedei E., Martelli L., Mucciarelli M., Pileggi D., 2015. A large scale ambient vibration survey in the area damaged by May-June 2012 seismic sequence in  Emilia Romagna, Italy. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, doi:10.1007/s10518-015-9767-5
  • Orecchio B., Presti D., Totaro C., D’Amico S., Neri G., 2015. Seismological analyses in the Calabrian Arc region (southern Italy): investigating the northern edge of the Ionian slab.  Journal of Geodynamics, 88, 23-35, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2015.04.003
  • De Pascale F., Bernardo M., Muto F., D’Amico S., Zumbo R., Galea P., Agius M., 2015. Neogeography and seismic risk perception. A comparison between two case studies: Calabria, Southern Italy and Malta. European Journal of Geography, 6, 64-83
  • Baruah S., D’Amico S., 2015. Coulomb stress changes in the area of December 2013 - January 2014 Sannio-Matese seismic sequence (Southern Italy). Development in Earth Science (in press)
  • Baccheschi P., D’Amico S., 2014. Subduction, volcanism, collision, orogenesis and faults: How do they shape the central Mediterranean region? Journal of Geodynamics, 82, 1-4
  • D’Amico S., Cammarata L., Cangemi M., Cavallaro D., Di Martino R., Firetto Carlino M., 2014. Seismic moment tensors and regional stress in the area of the December 2013-January 2014, Matese earthquake sequence (Central Italy). Journal of Geodynamics, 82, 118–124
  • Galea P., D’Amico S., Farrugia D., 2014. Dynamic characteristics of an active coastal spreading area using ambient noise measurements  (Anchor Bay, Malta), Geophysical Journal International, 199, 1166–1175. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu318
  • D’Amico S., 2014. source parameters related to a small earthquake swarm off-shore of Malta (central Mediterranean). Development in Earth Science, 2, 8-13
  • D’Amico,S., Galea, P., Agius,M. (2014) The Easter Sunday 2011 Earthquake Swarm offshore Malta – a good example of citizen response. Submitted to  “Earthquakes and their impact on society”, Springer.
  • Agius, M. R., & Lebedev, S. (2013). Tibetan and Indian lithospheres in the upper mantle beneath Tibet: Evidence from broadband surface‐wave dispersion. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14(10), 4260-4281 
  • Vella A., Galea P., D'Amico S., 2013. Site frequency response characterisation of the Maltese islands based on ambient noise H/V ratios. Engineering Geology. 163, 89-100,  doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2013.06.006
  • D'Amico S., Lombardo G., Panzera F., 2013. Seismicity of the Mediterranean region and mitigation of earthquake losses. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 63, 1-2, doi:10.1016/j.pce.2013.07.001
  • D'Amico S., Orecchio B., Presti D., Neri G., Wu W.-N., Sandu I., Zhu L., Herrmann R. B., 2013. Source parameters of small and moderate earthquakes in the area of the 2009 L'Aquila seismic sequence (central Italy). Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 63, 77-91, doi:10.1016/j.pce.2013.02.005
  • Akinci A., D'Amico S., Malagnini L., Mercuri A., 2013. Scaling earthquake ground motion in the Western Anatolia, Turkey. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth,63, 124-135, doi:10.1016/j.pce.2013.04.01
  • D'Amico S., Galea P., 2013. Earthquake Ground-Motion Simulations for the Maltese Archipelago. Jouranl of Malta Chamber of Scientists, 1, 3-10
  • D'Amico S., Gallipoli M.R., Mucciarelli M., Vignola L., 2013. The University of Malta (Seismic Monitoring and Research Unit), University of Basilicata and IMAA-CNR (Italy) operations during the 2012 Emilia Seismic Sequence. Jouranl of Malta Chamber of Scientists, 1, 70-74
  • Fullea, J., Lebedev, S., Agius, M. R., Jones, A. G., & Afonso, J. C. (2012). Lithospheric structure in the Baikal–central Mongolia region from integrated geophysical‐petrological inversion of surface‐wave data and topographic elevation. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13(8).
  • Panzera F., D’Amico S., Galea P., Lombardo G., Gallipoli R., Pace S., 2012. Geophysical measurements for site response investigation: preliminary results on the island of Malta. Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata. doi:10.4430/bgta0084
  • Panzera F., D'Amico S., Lotteri A., Galea P., Lombardo G., 2012. Seismic site responce of unstable steep slope using noise measurements: the case study of Xemxija bay area, Malta. Natural Hazard and Earth Science System, 12, 3421-3431, doi:10.5194/nhess-12-3421-2012
  • Agius, M., Galea, P. (2011) A single-station automated earthquake location system at Wied Dalam Station , Malta  Seismological Research Letters 82 Number. 4, 522 -534.
  • Galea, P. (2007) The Seismic History of the Maltese Islands and considerations on seismic risk.  Annals of Geophysics,  50 no. 6, 725 – 740

Published/Edited Books

  • Pedley,H.M. Clark,M. H. and Galea,P., 2002. Limestone Isles in a Crystal Sea: The Geology of the Maltese Islands. San Gwann: Publishers Enterprises Group Ltd.
  • D'Amico,S.(ed.), 2012. Earthquake Research and Analysis: New Frontiers in Seismology, ISBN-978-953-307-991-2. InTech 380pp.
  • D'Amico,S.(ed.), 2012. Earthquake Research and Analysis: Seismology, Seismotectonics and Earhquake Geology, ISBN-978-953-307-840-3. InTech 370pp.
  • D'Amico,S.(ed.), 2012. Earthquake Research and Analysis: Statistical Studies, Observations and Planning, ISBN-978-953-51-0134-5. InTech 460pp.


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Notices
Outstanding Academic Title
The book "Earthquakes and their Impact on Society" has been selected by Choice magazine as"Outstanding Academic title" for 2016 
Participation at AGU
Dr Sebastiano D’Amico and Ms Daniela Farrugia (Department of Geosciences) have participated in the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting held in San Francisco (USA) from 10th to 15th December 2016.
ESC 2018
Valletta to host 36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission in 2018
 
 
Last Updated: 10 June 2016

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