Hazardous setting case study



Location: Italy, Europe.

High risk of earthquakes: fault lines run from north to south and east to west across the centre.

Margin: destructive plate margin between the Eurasian and African plates.

Earthquakes are common:

  • 3 with 6.4 magnitude in Assisi in 1997.

  • 6.3 magnitude struck L’Aquila in April 2009.

  • Many hit Amatrice from August to October in 2016.

L’Aquila: caused


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