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

  title={Field observations from the Aquila, Italy earthquake of April 6, 2009},
  author={T. Rossetto and N. Peiris and J. E. Alarcon and E. So and S. Sargeant and M. Free and V. Sword-Daniels and D. del Re and C. Libberton and E. Verrucci and P. Sammonds and J. Faure Walker},
  journal={Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering},
  • T. Rossetto, N. Peiris, +9 authors J. Faure Walker
  • Published 2011
  • Geology
  • Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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