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Type: Conference paper
Title: The Mw 6.3 Abruzzo (Italy) earthquake of april 6TH, 2009: On site observations
Author: Oyarzo-Vera, C.
Griffith, M.
Citation: Proceedings of the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference (AEES) 2009
Publisher: Australian Earthquake Engineering Society
Publisher Place: Australia
Issue Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780980742015
Conference Name: Australian Earthquake Engineering Society (2009 : Newcastle, NSW)
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Claudio Oyarzo-Vera and Michael C. Griffith
Abstract: On April 6th, 2009, at 3:32 am local time, a Mw 6.3 earthquake struck the Abruzzo region in Italy. This earthquake killed 305 people, with a further 1500 people injured and approximately 15000 buildings damaged. Many buildings of significant historical and architectural value were destroyed and several modern buildings were also severely damaged with some having fully collapsed. The authors visited the disaster zone one month after the earthquake. The most badly affected areas in L’Aquila historical centre and three other villages – San Gregorio, Pagánica and Onna – were inspected. The main observations made during this reconnaissance trip are briefly presented, highlighting the relevant lessons for engineering practice in New Zealand and Australia.
Keywords: Earthquake reconnaissance
Abruzzo earthquake
Description: Note: this paper was published previously in the New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering Bulletin, 42(4): 302-307, (2009).
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