Italy Earthquake

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Where? When? Magnitude?
L'Aquila, Italy, 6th April 2009, 3:22am, magnitude 6.3
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Which plates where involved and what plate boundary?
Eurasian and African, Collision
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What happened with the plates?
Over the last 2 million years, they have been pulled apart, although originally pushed towards each other
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What were the primary impacts?
Damage to between 1100 and 3000 buildings, 308 deaths, 65000 people made homeless,felt as far away as Rome, many Medieval buildings damaged
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What were the secondary impacts?
Aftershocks- one elderly man died of cardiac arrest, psychological trauma, people killed from effects of aftershocks
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What were the immediate responses?
40,000 people stayed in camps, 10,000 housed in hostels, 12,000 rescue workers, 'tent cities' surrounded main towns, emergency plans for housing
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What were the long term responses?
Companies sent free mobile phones, PM Silvio Berlusconi refused foreign aid, except for USA, state funeral, reconstruction of 4500 new houses, forrmula 1 car auctioned off to raise money
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