M 6.0 EARTHQUAKE DAMAGES ARTISTIC AND HISTORIC HERITAGE  NEAR BOLOGNA, ITALY
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M 6.0 EARTHQUAKE DAMAGES ARTISTIC AND HISTORIC HERITAGE NEAR BOLOGNA, ITALY 4:04 AM, SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012. Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA. LOCATION.

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M 6.0 EARTHQUAKE DAMAGES ARTISTIC AND HISTORIC HERITAGE NEAR BOLOGNA, ITALY4:04 AM, SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA


LOCATION


THE BAD NEWS:GREATEST LOSS IN ITALY’S ARTISTIC HERITAGE SINCE 1997 WHEN ASSISI WAS STRUCK BY A MODERATE EARTHQUAKE


INITIAL REPORTS

  • The shallow (10.5 km),moderate-magnitude earthquake, 35 km from Bologna, followed by vigorous aftershocks, rocked northern Italy early Sunday morning, killing at least seven people, injuring dozens, and seriously damaging buildings, historic churches, bell towers and a medieval castle.


DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS


3,000 people, some in their sleep attire, who rushed outside after the main shock to minimize fatalities from aftershocks, were stranded


PEOPLE STILL WAITING OUTSIDE


DAMAGE TO WALL


DAMAGE TO BUILDING


DAMAGE TO CARS


DAMAGE TO BUILDING IN BOLOGNA


ANOTHER VIEW OF THE DAMAGE TO BUILDING IN BOLOGNA


DAMAGE TO CASTELLO DELLE ROCCHE


DAMAGE TO HISTORIC BELL TOWER


Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti cut short his trip to the United States because of the quake.


L’AQUILLAITALY’S LAST NOTABLE DAMAGING EARTHQUAKE--ABOUT 3 TIMES LARGER THAN BOLOGNA QUAKE, KILLED 300

APRIL 6, 2009


L’AQUILA, ITALY AREA DEVASTATED BY MODERATE EARTHQUAKEA Town of 70,000

M6.3

3:30 AM

APRIL 6, 2009


LOCATION MAP


LOCATION MAP


SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACTS

VULNERABLE UNREINFORCED MASONRY BUILDINGS DAMAGED

UNIVERSITY DORM COLLAPSES

VULNERABLE INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGED

AT LEAST THREE HUNDRED DEAD AND TWO THOUSAND NJURED

TENS OF THOUSANDS HOMELESS


L'AQUILA AND 26 TOWNS AND VILLAGES DEVASTATED


L'AQUILA: SITE EFFECTS FROM LOCATION IN OLD LAKE BED


ONNA: 3 MILES FROM L'AQUILA


ONNA


AFTERSHOCKS EXACERBATE DAMAGE IN VILLAGE OF ONNA


DAMAGE TO ROAD


DAMAGED HOUSE


SANTA MARIA PAGANICA CHURCH


DAMAGE TO CHURCH


DAMAGE TO DOME OF CHURCH


COLLAPSED BUILDING


COLLAPSED BUILDINGS AND RESCUE WORKERS


RESCUE WORKERS


SEARCH AND RESCUE


SEARCH AND RESCUE


SEARCH AND RESCUE


RESCUED VICTIM


EVACUEE ASLEEP IN CAR


EVACUATION CENTER: UNIVERSITY SPORTS CENTER


EVACUEES: STADIUM


EVACUEES HOUSED IN STADIUM


LACK OF HOSPITAL RESOURCES

Many earthquake survivors had to be transported to Rome for surgery and/or treatment due to shortage of resources in the L’Aquila area


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