Field observations from the Aquila, Italy earthquake of April 6, 2009

Rossetto, T.; Peiris, N.; Alarcon, J.E.; So, E.; Sargeant, S.; Free, M.; Sword-Daniels, V.; Del Re, D.; Libberton, C.; Verrucci, E.; Sammonds, P.; Walker, J.F.. 2011 Field observations from the Aquila, Italy earthquake of April 6, 2009. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 9 (1). 11-37. 10.1007/s10518-010-9221-7

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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.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1007/s10518-010-9221-7
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Earth hazards and systems
Date made live: 07 Sep 2011 13:55 +0 (UTC)

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