Day 5: Group 1 environmental survey

  Domenico, Joanna and Zoe first visited the town of Amatrice to see the damage directly, assisted by the Vigili Dei Fuoco. Following their visit, they began to observe and record environmental effects around Amatrice, such as landslides and rockfalls. These observations can be used to determine the intensity of the shaking using the Environmental Seismic Intensity…

Day 4: Arquata & Pescara del Tronto

While Zoe and Joanna finished mapping the ruptures on Mt Vettore, group 2 was busy with different tasks. Andrea and Paolo went to Amatrice to inspect two masonry bridges with the help of Dr. Di Sarno and Dr. Paolacci. In the meantime  Dina, Carmine, Valentina, Alessandra and Domenico spent the first part of the day in Arquata del Tronto…

Day 3: Amatrice

Today group 2 joined group 1, who were already on site. Their main aim was to look at the structural damage of masonry buildings and bridges. Dina, Carmine and Valentina from UCL CEGE, David and Serena from UCL IRDR, Alessandra from University of Bergamo, Paolo from Arup and Andrea from Mott MacDonald. After an initial meeting…

Day 2: Group 1

Group 1 continued with their surveys from Day 1. Their work is going well.

Day 1: Group 1

Group 1 began their day by driving to Arquata del Tronto to reach the Castelluccio plain and Mt Vettore, where the surface ruptures from the earthquake can be seen. Domenico collected soil samples close to Arquata del Tronto, which will be tested in the laboratory in the UK to look at the properties of the clay,…

First group arrives in Italy

The first group of four academics have arrived in Italy today to begin the mission, with other members arriving later this week. Group 1 consists of Dr Joanna Faure Walker (UCL IRDR), Dr Carmine Galasso (UCL IRDR/Civil Engineering), Dr Domenico Lombardi (Uni. Manchester) and Zoe Mildon (UCL IRDR). This group will be investigating a wide…