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L'aquila, Italy Earthquake 6 APRIL, 2009 Lessons From Past Notable Earthquakes

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Many earthquake survivors had to be transported to Rome for surgery and/or treatment due to shortage of resources in the L’Aquila area. Earthqakes are dynamic laboratories for learning and ...

Many earthquake survivors had to be transported to Rome for surgery and/or treatment due to shortage of resources in the L’Aquila area. Earthqakes are dynamic laboratories for learning and catalysts for building capacity for disaster-intelligent & disaster-resilient communites. Presentation courtesy of Dr. Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction

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     L'aquila, Italy Earthquake 6 APRIL, 2009  Lessons From Past Notable Earthquakes L'aquila, Italy Earthquake 6 APRIL, 2009 Lessons From Past Notable Earthquakes Presentation Transcript

    • LESSONS FROM PASTNOTABLE EARTHQUAKES
    • PAST NOTABLEEARTHQUAKES L’AQUILA, ITALY APRIL 6, 2009
    • EARTHQAKES ARE DYNAMIC LABORATORIES FOR LEARNING AND CATALYSTS FOR BUILDING CAPACITYFOR DISASTER-INTELLIGENT & DISASTER-RESILIENT COMMUNITES
    • THE L’AQUILA, ITALY AREA WAS DEVASTATED BY AMODERATE EARTHQUAKE M6.3 3:30 AM APRIL 6, 2009
    • OCCURRENCE
    • LOCATION
    • LAQUILA (A TOWN OF 70,000) AND26 VILLAGES DEVASTATED
    • CAUSES OF DAMAGE CAUSES OF DAMAGE INADEQUATE RESISTANCE TO HORIZONTAL GROUND SHAKING SOIL AMPLIFICATION PERMANENT DISPLACEMENT (SURFACE FAULTING & GROUND FAILURE) IRREGULARITIES IN ELEVATION AND EARTHQUAKES PLAN EARTHQUAKES FIRE FOLLOWING RUPTURE OF“DISASTER LABORATORIES” “DISASTER LABORATORIES” UTILITIES LACK OF DETAILING AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS INATTENTION TO NON- STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS
    • LESSONS LEARNED FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE  ALL NOTABLE EARTHQUAKES  PREPAREDNESS PLANNING FOR THE INEVITABLE GROUND SHAKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.
    • LESSONS LEARNED FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE  ALL NOTABLE EARTHQUAKES  PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS AND INFRASTRUCTURE IS ESSENTIAL FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.
    • IMPACTSBUILDINGS
    • SANTA MARIA PAGANICA CHURCH
    • A COLLAPSED SCHOOL: APROTECTION NIGHTMARE  COLLAPSE OF A SCHOOL, A “SAFE HAVEN,” WITH THE LOSS OF YOUNG LIVES, CAN PARALYZE A COMMUNITY WITH GRIEF.
    • ONNA: 3 MILES FROM LAQUILA
    • ONNA
    • LESSONS LEARNED FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE  ALL NOTABLE EARTHQUAKES  PREPAREDNESS PLANNING FOR THE INEVITABLE GROUND FAILURE IS ESSENTIAL FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.
    • LAQUILA: SITE EFFECTS FROMLOCATION IN OLD LAKE BED
    • LESSONS LEARNED FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE  ALL NOTABLE EARTHQUAKES  CAPACITY FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE IS ESSENTIAL FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.
    • SEARCH AND RESCUE
    • SEARCH AND RESCUE
    • SEARCH AND RESCUE
    • EVACUEE ASLEEP IN CAR
    • EVACUATION CENTER: UNIVERSITYSPORTS CENTER
    • EVACUEES: A STADIUM
    • EVACUEES HOUSED IN STADIUM
    • LESSONS LEARNED FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE  ALL NOTABLE EARTHQUAKES  CAPACITY FOR RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.
    •  VULNERABLE UNREINFORCEDMASONRY BUILDINGS DAMAGED UNIVERSITY DORM COLLAPSES VULNERABLEINFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGED
    •  AT LEAST TWO HUNDRED DEADAND TWO THOUSAND INJURED TENS OF THOUSANDS LEFTHOMELESS
    •  Many earthquake survivorshad to be transported toRome for surgery and/ortreatment due to shortage ofresources in the L’Aquilaarea