EERI-EUCENTRE-ReLUIS team for the second reconnaissance in Central Italy (May 2017)

As part of the “Learning from Earthquakes” program, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) joined with the European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE) and Rete dei Laboratori Universitari di Ingegneria Sismica (ReLUIS) to conduct a reconnaissance trip...


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 –...


Housing Situation Update, 31 August 2016

September 1, 2016  
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By Sahar Derakhshan and Ezra Jampole   “As of August 30th, 2,925 people have been displaced: 970 in the region of Lazio, 1,200 in the region of Marche and 755 in the region of Umbria. There is no official number of missing people as rescue activities are still on-going. On 30 August 2016,...


Previous reconnaissance reports for M6.3 L’Aquila Earthquake 2009

September 1, 2016  
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By Sahar Derakhshan and Ezra Jampole   EERI Special Earthquake Report: The Mw 6.3 Abruzzo, Italy, Earthquake of April 6,2009   Field observations from the Aquila, Italy Earthquake of April 6, 2009   Structural Engineering Reconnaissance of the April 6, 2009, Abruzzo, Italy, Earthquake,...


Resources on Masonry Housing in Rural Italy from the World Housing Encyclopedia

August 30, 2016  
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By Ezra Jampole and Sahar Derakhshan The World Housing Encyclopedia provides technical information on the types, engineering, behavior during earthquakes, and retrofit strategies for housing around the world. Numerous resources existed prior to the August 24, 2016 Norcia, Italy Earthquake regarding masonry-type...


Damage Photos from the August 24, 2016 Amatrice, Italy M6.2 Earthquake

August 30, 2016  
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by Ezra Jampole and Sahar Derakhshan   Amatrice Aerial view of Amatrice. New areas are relatively unscathed compared to the history center. Source: Gregorio Borigo / AP. Overhead view of Amatrice. Source: Gregorio Borigo / AP. Overhead view of Amatrice. Source: CNN. Birds Eye View of Amatrice....


Overview of damage to housing after the August 24, 2016 Amatrice, Italy Earthquake

August 30, 2016  
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By Ezra Jampole and Sahar Derakhshan At 3:30 AM local time on August 24, 2016 the M6.2 Amatrice, Italy Earthquake hit the center of the nation. The towns of Accumoli, Amatrice, Pescara del Tronto, and Arquata del Tronto were badly affected [BBC]. Over 290 people were killed, the majority in Amatrice,...


Ezra Jampole and Sahar Derakhshan Curating Housing Topic

August 30, 2016  
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Ezra Jampole and Sahar Derakhshan will be co-curating the housing topic of EERI’s Clearinghouse on the Amatrice, Italy earthquake. Ezra is an Associate at Exponent with a background in earthquake engineering; Sahar is a Research Assistant at the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute (HVRI)...