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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
LOCATION NEAR BOLOGNA, ITALY


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


Initial reports
INITIAL REPORTS NEAR BOLOGNA, ITALY

  • 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
DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS NEAR BOLOGNA, ITALY


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
PEOPLE STILL WAITING OUTSIDE after the main shock to minimize fatalities from aftershocks, were stranded


Damage to wall
DAMAGE TO WALL after the main shock to minimize fatalities from aftershocks, were stranded


Damage to building
DAMAGE TO BUILDING after the main shock to minimize fatalities from aftershocks, were stranded


Damage to cars
DAMAGE TO CARS after the main shock to minimize fatalities from aftershocks, were stranded


Damage to building in bologna
DAMAGE TO BUILDING IN BOLOGNA after the main shock to minimize fatalities from aftershocks, were stranded


Another view of the damage to building in bologna
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE DAMAGE TO BUILDING IN BOLOGNA after the main shock to minimize fatalities from aftershocks, were stranded


Damage to castello delle rocche
DAMAGE TO CASTELLO DELLE ROCCHE after the main shock to minimize fatalities from aftershocks, were stranded


Damage to historic bell tower
DAMAGE TO HISTORIC BELL TOWER after the main shock to minimize fatalities from aftershocks, were stranded



L’AQUILLA United States because of the quake. ITALY’S LAST NOTABLE DAMAGING EARTHQUAKE--ABOUT 3 TIMES LARGER THAN BOLOGNA QUAKE, KILLED 300

APRIL 6, 2009


L aquila italy area devastated by moderate earthquake a town of 70 000

L’AQUILA, ITALY AREA DEVASTATED BY MODERATE EARTHQUAKE United States because of the quake. A Town of 70,000

M6.3

3:30 AM

APRIL 6, 2009


Location map
LOCATION MAP United States because of the quake.


Location map1
LOCATION MAP United States because of the quake.


Socioeconomic impacts
SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACTS United States because of the quake.

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 AND 26 TOWNS AND VILLAGES DEVASTATED United States because of the quake.


L aquila site effects from locat ion in old lake bed
L'AQUILA: United States because of the quake. SITE EFFECTS FROM LOCATION IN OLD LAKE BED


Onna 3 miles from l aquila
ONNA: 3 MILES FROM L'AQUILA United States because of the quake.


ONNA United States because of the quake.


Aftershocks exacerbate damage in village of onna
AFTERSHOCKS EXACERBATE DAMAGE IN VILLAGE OF ONNA United States because of the quake.


Damage to road
DAMAGE TO United States because of the quake. ROAD


Damaged house
DAMAGED HOUSE United States because of the quake.


Santa maria paganica church
SANTA MARIA PAGANICA CHURCH United States because of the quake.


Damage to church
DAMAGE TO United States because of the quake. CHURCH


Damage to dome of church
DAMAGE TO DOME OF CHURCH United States because of the quake.


Collapsed building
COLLAPSED BUILDING United States because of the quake.


Collapsed buildings and rescue workers
COLLAPSED BUILDINGS AND RESCUE WORKERS United States because of the quake.


Rescue workers
RESCUE WORKERS United States because of the quake.


Search and rescue
SEARCH AND RESCUE United States because of the quake.


Search and rescue1
SEARCH AND RESCUE United States because of the quake.


Search and rescue2
SEARCH AND RESCUE United States because of the quake.


Rescued victim
RESCUED VICTIM United States because of the quake.


Evacuee asleep in car
EVACUEE United States because of the quake. ASLEEP IN CAR


Evacuation center university sports center
EVACUATION CENTER: UNIVERSITY SPORTS CENTER United States because of the quake.


Evacuees stadium
EVACUEES: STADIUM United States because of the quake.


Evacuees housed in stadium
EVACUEES United States because of the quake. HOUSED IN STADIUM


Lack of hospital resources
LACK OF HOSPITAL RESOURCES United States because of the quake.

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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