Field team: survey of the Rotella municipal building (AP)

The following pictures were taken by Eng. Francesco Graziotti, Eng. Paolo Morandi and Eng. Martina Mandirola representing Eucentre. Translation from Italian to English done by Elide Pantoli (University of California, San Diego) Date:                                    August 31st 2016 Building...


Field team: survey of the Venarotta municipal building (AP)

The following pictures were taken by Eng. Francesco Graziotti, Eng. Paolo Morandi and Eng. Martina Mandirola representing Eucentre. Translation from Italian to English done by Elide Pantoli (University of California, San Diego) Date:                                    August 31st 2016 Building...


Field team: survey of a masonry building in Torano Nuovo (TE)

The following photos have been taken by Eng. Davide Bellotti and Eng. Marta Faravelli, representing Eucentre. Date:                                      9th of September, 2016 Building typology:                Masonry Municipality:                        ...


Reconnaissance in the area stricken by the event – August 28, 2016

This post presents some photos and observations from Andrea Barocci, P.E. when he visited damaged buildings and churches in the area stricken by the seismic sequence. The different types of damage mechanisms encountered during his reconnaissance, which was undertaken a few days after the main shock (August,...


Preliminary reconnaissance in the immediate aftermath of the event – August 24, 2016

These photos have been taken during a preliminary reconnaissance undertaken by Massimiliano Stucchi and by other seismologists working at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV – Bologna). Photos and corresponding observations date back to the day of the main shock (August, 24 –...


Hospital and School Damage

Erica C. Fischer, Ph.D., P.E., Degenkolb Engineers Media coverage has reported damage to the hospital in Amatrice due to the earthquake. The NY Times reported that that the hospital had to be evacuated; however, patients were not injured. The elementary school in Amatrice was also damaged during the...


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