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
THE BAD NEWS:GREATEST LOSS IN ITALY’S ARTISTIC HERITAGE SINCE 1997 WHEN ASSISI WAS STRUCK BY A MODERATE EARTHQUAKE
3,000 people, some in their sleep attire, who rushed outside after the main shock to minimize fatalities from aftershocks, were stranded
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
APRIL 6, 2009
VULNERABLE UNREINFORCED MASONRY BUILDINGS DAMAGED
UNIVERSITY DORM COLLAPSES
VULNERABLE INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGED
AT LEAST THREE HUNDRED DEAD AND TWO THOUSAND NJURED
TENS OF THOUSANDS HOMELESS
Many earthquake survivors had to be transported to Rome for surgery and/or treatment due to shortage of resources in the L’Aquila area