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L'Aquila Earthquake, Italy ­ 6th April 2009


Causes/Background:

5.8 magnitude: 6 mile shallow focus
Occurred at 5:30 (local time) for 50 secs
African Plate and Eurasian Plate: Destructive
Margin
L'Aquila has many medieval buildings which
were relatively unstable
There was a regularly updated seismic risk
map but still…

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New towns funded to generate economic growth
Seismic maps were updated and activity even more closely monitored
Italian government gave 33million to the effort
Building regulations were updated and improved

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