EEFIT mission presentation

Our findings from the EEFIT mission last October will be presented at the Institute of Structural Engineers on Wednesday 8th February at 5.30pm.

Unfortunately due to high demand, tickets have already sold out for this event. However you will be able to watch the talk as it is live-streamed from the following website.

Background information:

At 3.36 am on 24th August 2016 a Mw 6.2 earthquake struck the central region of Italy, with epicentre in the Apennines chain, near the village of Amatrice. Earthquake shaking was felt as far as Rome, Florence and Urbino. The worst affected region has a radius of 20 km around the epicentre, including a number of towns and small villages across the regions of Umbria, Lazio Abruzzo and Marche, causing a high death toll of 295 and more than 2000 people homeless. This was the second deadliest earthquake in Italy since 1980. This event was followed by two other destructive shocks, on the 26th and 30th of October, with epicentres in Norcia and its surrounding areas. Luckily these did not cause any additional deaths.

The EEFIT Team was on mission from the 4th to the 15th of October 2016. The three main aspects investigated during the mission were: the ground surface effects caused by the earthquake, the structural damage to heritage buildings and road infrastructure, and the social impact on the population.

The findings will be presented and discussed in light of the effects of the latest shaking events on the built environment.


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