Dr. Salvatore Stramondo
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
Laurea (M.S.) Degree in Electronic Engineering in 1996 - University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy; Ph.D. in Geoinformation in 2007 - University “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy. He joined the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) in 1997. From February 2017 is the Director of the National Earthquake Center (now National Earthquake Observatory) of Italy. He is author of more than 100 international papers and more than 120 conference talks. Chairman and Co-Chairman at several EGU and IGARSS. Since 2009 Editor of Remote Sensing journal and Associate Editor of IEEE GRS Letters.
On February 6th, 2023 at 01:17:35 UTC a Mw 7.8 earthquake occurred about 15 km southeast of the mapped trace of the East Anatolian Fault Zone (EAFZ). About 9 hours later, at 10:24:49 UTC, a Mw 7.6 earthquake occurred along a separate structure to the north. Such two earthquakes can be considered the largest in the EAFZ system in instrumental times and produced the largest surface ground motions and widespread liquefaction phenomena. The coseismic displacement field due to this pair of mainshocks cover up more than to 400x400 km. In order to investigate the surface effects, the GEOSAR Lab. has acquired and processed a set of Sentinel-1 data covering the overall affected region, to analyze ground deformation patterns, while CosmoSkyMed data have been focused on the detection of damage in the urban areas within, by exploiting SAR intensity signals. The latter allowed to obtain damage proxy map on Kahramanmaras and Gaziantep cities, and on some other villages in the large epicentral region.