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The value of multiple earthquake missions: the EEFIT L'Aquila Earthquake experience

Rossetto, T; D'Ayala, D; Novelli, V; Verrucci, E; Gori, F; Persio, R; Han, J; ... Foulser-Piggott, R; + view all (2014) The value of multiple earthquake missions: the EEFIT L'Aquila Earthquake experience. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering , 12 (1) pp. 277-305. 10.1007/s10518-014-9588-y. Green open access

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Abstract

In November 2012 EEFIT launched its first ever return mission to an earthquake affected site. The L'Aquila Earthquake site was chosen as this is a recent European event of interest to the UK and European earthquake engineering community. The main aims of this return mission were to document the earthquake recovery process and this paper presents an overview of the post-disaster emergency phase and transition to reconstruction in the Aquila area after the earthquake. It takes an earthquake engineering perspective, highlighting areas mainly of interest to the fields of structural/seismic engineering and reconstruction management. Within the paper, reference is made to published literature, but also to data collected in the field during the return mission that would not otherwise have been available. The paper presents some specific observations and lessons learned from the L'Aquila return mission. However, in light of current international efforts in conducting return missions, the paper ends with some reflections on the value that return missions can provide to the field of earthquake engineering in general, based on the EEFIT L'Aquila experience. © 2014 The Author(s).

Type: Article
Title: The value of multiple earthquake missions: the EEFIT L'Aquila Earthquake experience
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s10518-014-9588-y
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10518-014-9588-y
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2014. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited.
Keywords: L’Aquila Earthquake Field survey Strong ground motion Building damage Return mission
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1418189
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