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Online Material: Earthquake catalog and strong motion stations.
In Italy, strong‐motion monitoring started in the early 1970s, when the Rete Accelerometrica Nazionale (RAN, the Italian National Strong Motion Network; http://www.protezionecivile.gov.it/jcms/it/ran.wp; see Data and Resources for a complete listing of all websites listed in this article) was designed and installed by the Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile (ENEA) and ENEL (an Italian power company). The aim was to evaluate the seismic risk in connection with the construction of nuclear power plants. Since 1997, the RAN (Gorini et al., 2010) has been run by the Dipartimento della Protezione Civile (DPC). At present, the RAN includes about 500 digital strong‐motion stations.
The contribution of the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) to Italian strong‐motion monitoring started some years later. Through the 2004–2006 agreement between the INGV and the DPC (Strong‐Motion Stations Project), the INGV began the phase of strong‐motion monitoring (Augliera et al., 2010, 2011). Since 2006, a complete renewal of the (velocimetric) Rete Sismica Nazionale (RSN; Amato and Mele, 2008) was made by installing accelerometers to sites where broadband RSN velocimeters were already present. Altogether, the current ∼150 high‐dynamics digital strong‐motion stations that cover the Italian territory constitute the INGV strong‐motion network.
The first channel chosen by the INGV to disseminate the recorded waveforms was through the European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA; http://eida.rm.ingv.it/; http://www.orfeus-eu.org/eida/eida.html), a web portal devoted to seismic data exchange that was developed in the framework of the Network of Research Infrastructures for European Seismology (NERIES) European project (www.neries-eu.org, Networking Activity 3 [NA3]). Since 2008, the INGV raw signals have been downloadable in the Standard for the Exchange of Earthquake Data (SEED) format from the continuous data archive of the INGV National Earthquake Centre (Centro Nazionale Terremoti, CNT). …