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Magnitude (Mw)5.9 INGV
Magnitude (Mw)6.0USGS
Date and time20/05/2012 – 02:03:52 (UTC) INGV
Epicentral coordinatesLat: 44.89°N – Long: 11.23°E INGV
Depth (km)6.3 INGV
Focal mechanism of main shockReverse 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
Demographics20% 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
50 injured
approx. 4500 homeless
Reported losses (aftershock, 29th May)16 deaths
350 injured
approx. 14000 homeless
Temporary housing and assistance16000 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 ResultsIn 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