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Field observations from the Aquila, Italy Earthquake of April 6, 2009

Rossetto, T; Peiris, N; Alarcon, J; So, E; Sargeant, S; Free, M; ... Faure Walker, JP; + view all (2011) Field observations from the Aquila, Italy Earthquake of April 6, 2009. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering , 9 (1) 11 - 37. 10.1007/s10518-010-9221-7.

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Abstract

On April 6, 2009 an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 (Mw) struck the Abbruzzo region of Italy causing widespread damage to buildings in the city of L'Aquila and surrounding areas. This paper summarizes field observations made by the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) after the event. The paper presents an overview of seismological and geotechnical aspects of the earthquake as well as a summary of the observed damage to buildings and infrastructure. A brief overview of the earthquake casualties is also reported.

Type:Article
Title:Field observations from the Aquila, Italy Earthquake of April 6, 2009
DOI:10.1007/s10518-010-9221-7
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Earth Sciences
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

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