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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 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

  1. 1. LESSONS FROM PASTNOTABLE EARTHQUAKES
  2. 2. PAST NOTABLEEARTHQUAKES L’AQUILA, ITALY APRIL 6, 2009
  3. 3. EARTHQAKES ARE DYNAMIC LABORATORIES FOR LEARNING AND CATALYSTS FOR BUILDING CAPACITYFOR DISASTER-INTELLIGENT & DISASTER-RESILIENT COMMUNITES
  4. 4. THE L’AQUILA, ITALY AREA WAS DEVASTATED BY AMODERATE EARTHQUAKE M6.3 3:30 AM APRIL 6, 2009
  5. 5. OCCURRENCE
  6. 6. LOCATION
  7. 7. LAQUILA (A TOWN OF 70,000) AND26 VILLAGES DEVASTATED
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. LESSONS LEARNED FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE  ALL NOTABLE EARTHQUAKES  PREPAREDNESS PLANNING FOR THE INEVITABLE GROUND SHAKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.
  10. 10. LESSONS LEARNED FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE  ALL NOTABLE EARTHQUAKES  PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS AND INFRASTRUCTURE IS ESSENTIAL FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.
  11. 11. IMPACTSBUILDINGS
  12. 12. SANTA MARIA PAGANICA CHURCH
  13. 13. A COLLAPSED SCHOOL: APROTECTION NIGHTMARE  COLLAPSE OF A SCHOOL, A “SAFE HAVEN,” WITH THE LOSS OF YOUNG LIVES, CAN PARALYZE A COMMUNITY WITH GRIEF.
  14. 14. ONNA: 3 MILES FROM LAQUILA
  15. 15. ONNA
  16. 16. LESSONS LEARNED FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE  ALL NOTABLE EARTHQUAKES  PREPAREDNESS PLANNING FOR THE INEVITABLE GROUND FAILURE IS ESSENTIAL FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.
  17. 17. LAQUILA: SITE EFFECTS FROMLOCATION IN OLD LAKE BED
  18. 18. LESSONS LEARNED FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE  ALL NOTABLE EARTHQUAKES  CAPACITY FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE IS ESSENTIAL FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.
  19. 19. SEARCH AND RESCUE
  20. 20. SEARCH AND RESCUE
  21. 21. SEARCH AND RESCUE
  22. 22. EVACUEE ASLEEP IN CAR
  23. 23. EVACUATION CENTER: UNIVERSITYSPORTS CENTER
  24. 24. EVACUEES: A STADIUM
  25. 25. EVACUEES HOUSED IN STADIUM
  26. 26. LESSONS LEARNED FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE  ALL NOTABLE EARTHQUAKES  CAPACITY FOR RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.
  27. 27.  VULNERABLE UNREINFORCEDMASONRY BUILDINGS DAMAGED UNIVERSITY DORM COLLAPSES VULNERABLEINFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGED
  28. 28.  AT LEAST TWO HUNDRED DEADAND TWO THOUSAND INJURED TENS OF THOUSANDS LEFTHOMELESS
  29. 29.  Many earthquake survivorshad to be transported toRome for surgery and/ortreatment due to shortage ofresources in the L’Aquilaarea

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