EEFIT Mission report: Umbria and Marche, Italy
Date published

1 October 1998

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EEFIT Mission report: Umbria and Marche, Italy


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Date published

1 October 1998

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Free

First published

N/A

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This EEFIT Field Mission report describes the effects of the 5.5 and 5.9 Mw earthquakes which struck Umbria and Marche on 25 and 26 September 1997.

The report provides coverage of:

  • The earthquake and its setting
    • Umbria and Marche
    • The seismotectonic context
    • The earthquakes of 26 September 1997
    • Intensity distribution
    • Analysis of strong motion data
    • History of earthquake Occurrence in the region
  • Building damage
    • Urban and rural secular building types prevalent in Umbria
    • The development of codes and aseismic regulations
    • Damage to non-engineered structures in the epicentral region
    • Modes of failure
    • Effects of soil and topography on extent of damage
    • Damage surveys around strong motion instruments
  • The performance of historic buildings and monuments
    • Specific seismic provision for historic buildings
    • The vulnerability of churches and a specific survey form
    • Damage to churches in Assisi
    • Nocera Umbra
  • The earthquake disaster and its implications
    • Human casualties - locations and causes
    • The emergency operation
    • The press and international reporting
    • Organisation of scientific study
    • Costs and economic effects
  • Scales of earthquake intensity
  • Implications for design of new unreinforced masonry buildings in earthquake areas

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Pages:
103
Publisher:
EEFIT

Tags

Report Disaster mitigation, management & recovery Resilience Structural failure EEFIT

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