Francesco Visini
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Francesco Visini

Responsible for seismic hazard and fault displacement hazard modelling


Researcher at “Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia” (INGV).

Graduated in Geological Sciences in 2002, in 2008 he defended a PhD thesis in seismotectonics. Since then, he has mainly dealt with seismotectonics and seismic hazard.

He focused on the importance of fault geometries, slip rate and interactions in fault-based seismic hazard models. His research mainly includes the study of fault displacement hazard, use of geodetic data to assess seismic hazard, and analysis of uncertainties in probabilistic seismic hazard assessment.

He partecipated and coordinated many seismic-hazard related projects, including the MPS19 project for the new seismic hazard model of Italy. In particular, from 2015 to 2019 he was coordinator of the “Seismicity Models” table in the framework of the MPS19 project and he is currently the coordinator of the task “long-term PSHA” for the Centro di Pericolosità Sismica at INGV. He is one of the founder and member of the Executive Committee of the international research group Fault2SHA (

He published more than 50 articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journals (