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  • L'aquila Italy - MDC Earthquake
    • 6th April 2009 6.3
      • 309 killed
      • 15,000 injured
      • 67,000 homeless
    • where?....
      • Destructive Plate Margin
      • Adria micro plate subductig beneath european plate
      • 100km from rome
      • medieval city
        • historic building with poor foundations
          • NOT retrofitted
    • social effects
      • 5.0 after schocks
      • 309 dead
      • 67000 homeless
      • 1500 injured
      • leave area to find work
    • economical effects
      • cost 15bn
      • thousands of buildings destroyed
      • fires spread
      • water pipes burst
    • responses
      • pm promised to build a new town by 2010
      • rescue attempts organised between army services, fire services and ambulances
      • electricity and gas bills suspended
      • camps set up for the homeless

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