Hazardous Earth L'Aquila Earthquake Case Study

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  • L'Aquila
    • 2009
    • Population 72,913
    • 5.8
    • Destructive plate boundary
      • African plate colliding with Eurasian plate
      • Subduction resulting in fault stress
    • £15 billion cost of damage
    • 290 deaths
      • Mainly from collapsed buildings
    • 1000 injured
    • 39,500 made homeless
    • 11,000 buildings damaged
    • Water pipes were broken due to collapsed bridge

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