A new report about damage in churches hit by the May 2012 Emilia-Romagna earthquake sequence

August 3, 2012  
Filed under General Information

The Civil engineering Departments of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (Portugal) and of the University of Aveiro (Portugal) have produced a report about the damage that was observed in fourteen churches hit by the May 2012 Emilia-Romagna earthquake sequence. This reports was developed...


A New EPICenter Report – 29th May 2012 Earthquake

July 7, 2012  
Filed under General Information

EPICentre has announced the publication of an EPICentre Report presenting an overview of the second earthquake event to hit the Emilia Romagna Region on the 29th May 2012. This report should be read in conjunction with the report EPI-FO-200512 covering the effects of the 20th May 2012 earthquake. Please...


Report of the Emilia-Romagna-Modena earthquake the May 29th 2012

June 18, 2012  
Filed under General Information

General Information The 29th of May of 2012, an earthquake occurred in the North of Italy at 09:00:03 local time (07:00:03 UTC time) in the Region of Emilia-Romagna (Modena). According to the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV – http://www.ingv.it/) the magnitude of the event...


EPICentre intermediate damage report

June 2, 2012  
Filed under Data analysis, General Information, Structures

EPICentre has produced a report on the observed damage from the Emilia earthquake following a reconnaissance mission to the earthquake affected areas by 6 members of EPICentre and Professor David Alexander. This report presents an overview of the state of damage and earthquake effects after the first...


Summary of the 29th May aftershock

May 31, 2012  
Filed under General Information, Seismology and Hazard

After the strong earthquake on May 20th (see here), and following the constant seismic activity that has characterized the past few days with several small earthquakes (more than 700), another relevant seismic event was recorded on May 29th. A strong earthquake of local magnitude Ml 5.8 (Mw 5.65) occurred...


Preliminary Report on the 2012, May 20th, Emilia Earthquake

This report presents the results of a preliminary survey in the area affected by the May 20, 2012 Emilia, Northern  Italy, earthquake. In this report, a reconstruction of the local seismic catalogues is presented, the damage to historical buildings, rural buildings, industrial buildings and reinforced-concrete...


Emilia Earthquake: The Event

May 23, 2012  
Filed under General Information, Maps and Records

The 20th of May of 2012, an earthquake ocurred in the North of Italy at 04:03:53 local time (02:03:53 UTC time) in the Region of Emilia-Romagna. According to the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) the magnitude of the event was Mw 5.9 and the hypocentral depth 6.3 km. The earthquake...