Field team: survey of the San Giovanni Evangelista church in Borgonovo (TE)

The following pictures were taken by Eng. Paolo Morandi, Eng. Stefano Barone and Eng. Daniele Malomo representing Eucentre. Translation from Italian to English by Elide Pantoli (University of California, San Diego)

Date:                                     September 27th 2016

Category:                             Church

Name of the structure:     Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista

Building typology:              Unreinforced masonry

Municipality:                        Borgonovo, Torricella Sicura (TE)

Epicentral distance:          [31 km]

Description of damage:

The church shows severe level of damage, only partially due to the worsening of pre-existing damage. The earthquake of 08/24/16 caused significant shear damage to the longitudinal, transverse and presbyterial walls (this last one is weakened by the presence of niches). Diffuse cracks of moderate size was observed in the vaults and false ceiling (probably built with I beams and hollow clay flooring blocks)

 

 

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Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, Borgonovo, Torricella Sicura (TE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, Borgonovo, Torricella Sicura (TE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, Borgonovo, Torricella Sicura (TE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, Borgonovo, Torricella Sicura (TE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, Borgonovo, Torricella Sicura (TE)

 

 

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