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Field observations from the Aquila, Italy Earthquake of April 6, 2009
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Article
  • Authors:
    Rossetto T, Peiris N, Alarcon J, So E, Sargeant S, Free M, Sword-Daniels V, Del Re D, Libberton C, Verrucci E, Sammonds P, Faure Walker JP
  • Publisher:
    Springer
  • Publication date:
    02/2011
  • Place of publication:
    Netherlands
  • Pagination:
    11, 37
  • Journal:
    Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering
  • Volume:
    9
  • Issue:
    1
Abstract
On April 6, 2009 an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 (Mw) struck the Abbruzzo region of Italy causing widespread damage to buildings in the city of L'Aquila and surrounding areas. This paper summarizes field observations made by the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) after the event. The paper presents an overview of seismological and geotechnical aspects of the earthquake as well as a summary of the observed damage to buildings and infrastructure. A brief overview of the earthquake casualties is also reported.
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