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1

What was the location? (L'Aquila tectonics)

Central Italy

2

What was the date of the event? (L'Aquila tectonics)

6th April 2009 (3:32am)

3

What is the population? (L'Aquila tectonics)

70,000 per 10km2

4

What are the advantages of this location? (L'Aquila tectonics)

Fold mountains allow fresh water to run straight into villages

5

What is the plate boundary known as? (L'Aquila tectonics)

Destructive, triple junction, complex plate boundary

6

What plates are involved and in what direction? (L'Aquila tectonics)

- Adriatic plate moving North East
- Eurasian plate moving South
- African plate moving North

7

What was the magnitude of the earthquake? (L'Aquila tectonics)

6.3 with over 1,000 aftershocks

8

What was the focus of the earthquake? (L'Aquila tectonics)

shallow, 10km

9

Where was the epicentre? (L'Aquila tectonics)

Close to L'Aquila

10

What were the primary effects of the the earthquake? (L'Aquila tectonics)

- 309 died
- 1,500 injured
- 10,000 unsafe buildings

11

What were the secondary effects of the quake? (L'Aquila tectonics)

- $2.5 billion damage
- Mass looting
- Increase in violent gang rape

12

What were the short term responses? (L'Aquila tectonics)

- 40,000 tents given out
- Government gave people money for rent and bills
- Dog rescue teams looked for survivors

13

What were the long term responses? (L'Aquila tectonics)

- Berlusconi promised to build a new town to replace L'Aquila
- Investigations to analyse why the new builds did not with stand the quake

14

What happened on the 22 October 2012? (L'Aquila tectonics)

6 geologists and 1 government official jailed for 6 years for manslaughter

15

What quote gave support to jail the innocent researchers? (L'Aquila tectonics)

"The gave falsely reassuring statements before the earthquake"

16

How many citizens pleaded that they were not sentenced and what was the outcome? (L'Aquila tectonics)

11,000
The government quashed the sentence to 2 years