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|Date and time||20/05/2012 – 02:03:52 (UTC)||INGV|
|Epicentral coordinates||Lat: 44.89°N – Long: 11.23°E||INGV|
|Focal mechanism of main shock||Reverse fault||INGV|
|Sequence of aftershocks (i)||60 hours after the main event, there have been 2 events with magnitude greater than 5; 11 events between magnitude 4 e 5 ; 53 of magnitude between 3 e 4.||EMSC|
|Sequence of aftershocks (ii)||Four severe shocks (Mw 5.8, 5.3, 4.9 and 5.2 with depth of 10.2, 6.8, 11 and 5.4 km, respectively) have been observed (05/29/2012)||INGV|
|Demographics||20% of the affected population are under 20 years, and 50% of these are under 10 years|
20% of the affected population are over 60 years
The affected region was assumed to be those municipalities that were subjected to levels of macroseismic intensity (MMI) greater than 6 (according to USGS ShakeMap): San Felice Sul Panaro, Camposanto, Medolla, Finale Emilia, Ravarino, Crevalcore
|National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)|
|Estimated losses||“Orange alert level for economic losses. Significant damage is likely and the disaster is potentially widespread. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Italy. Past events with this alert level have required a regional or national level response. Yellow alert level for shaking-related fatalities. Some casualties are possible.“||USGS PAGER System|
|Reported losses (mainshock, 20th May)||7 deaths|
approx. 4500 homeless
|Reported losses (aftershock, 29th May)||16 deaths|
approx. 14000 homeless
|Temporary housing and assistance||16000 people have been assisted in Emilia-Romagna, Lombardia and Veneto.|
45 camps for assistance; 65 covered shelters (schools, gyms, barracks etc) have been prepared for assistance.
In Emilia: 14400 people assisted. 9800 living in 35 tent camps; 2200 living in 53 covered shelters and 2400 in hotels.
In Lombardia: 1400 people assisted. 1200 living in 10 tent camps; 200 living in 11 covered shelters.
In Veneto, the number of assisted people has been reduced to 15 people, living in a covered shelter.
|Inspection Results||In total 6700 structures has been inspected; 37% are habitable; 17% temporary uninhabitable but habitable with emergency measures; 6% partially uninhabitable; 2% temporary uninhabitable to be reviewed in more detail; 33% uninhabitable; 5% uninhabitable for external factors.||PROTEZIONE CIVILE|