WIT Press

The Umbria (Central Italy) Earthquake Series Of September 26,1997

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK980091

Volume

31

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

1,316 kb

Author(s)

E. Lekkas & I. Fountoulis

Abstract

The earthquake of 26th September 1997 caused reactivation of NNW-SSE striking faults, much destruction in buildings, and the deaths of 11 people. The site effects observed in the affected area were seismic fractures, landslides, rockfalls, local aquifer level changes, as well as damages to buildings. The site effects extended over a significant area. The type of damage for various types of buildings is described. 1 Introduction, On Friday 26* September 1997, at 9:40 (GMT), a strong earthquake of Ms=5.9 magnitude, produced severe damage and casualties in the area of Umbria, Central Italy. The epicentre of the quake was 43.DON and 12.80E; the focus was 10 km deep, and was located in the broad area of Cesi- Colfi

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