L'Aquila

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  • L'Aquila Earthquake
    • Causes
      • 5th April 2009
      • 5.8 on Richter Scale
      • Shallow focus of 6 miles
      • African and Eurasian Plates- destructive
      • Older buildings that hadn't been updated
      • Lack of building policies and ineffective retrofitting
    • Impacts
      • Social
        • 291 people died
        • 1,500 injured
        • 88,000 jobless
        • 58,000 homeless
        • 28,000 students with out access to university
      • Economic
        • $4 billion in damage
        • Disruption to businesses
        • damage to infrastructure
      • Environmental
        • 11,000 buildings destroyed
        • Caused landslides
        • Damage to old buildings of medievil period
    • Responses
      • Primary
        • 11,000 volunteers
        • 161 tented settlements needed to home people
        • Red Cross gave 10,000 meals a day in field kitchens
        • Post Office set up temporary offices so people could access pensions
        • Italian Sky stopped billing people
        • Mobile phone companies gave out free phones to enable communication
        • 34,000 hardship grants- sum of $2.4 bn
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      • Secondary
        • Government paid for 100% of all building and reconstruction
        • Whole new towns were funded by the government
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    • The Science
      • Updated seismic map
      • Improved the monitoring and vetting of building contracters
      • Monitor radon emissions of a way of predicting earthquakes

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