Notre Dame researchers help Italian church communities address seismic risks

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A Future for the Past

Given Italy is prone to seismic activity, determining how to prioritize the protection of buildings can be complicated. Notre Dame researchers are helping Italian dioceses tackle this problem by completing a seismic risk assessment of 72 churches, some of which are thousands of years old, throughout the country.

Originally published by Brandi Wampler at research.nd.edu on Nov. 11.