2009 L'Aquila earthquake


The 2009 L'Aquila earthquake occurred on 6 April 2009 in L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Central Italy.[3] It occurred as a result of faulting in the central Apennines. This earthquake killed over 300 people. It was Italy's most destructive of the last 30 years (as of 2009).

2009 L'Aquila earthquake
A government's office damaged by the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
2009 L'Aquila earthquake is located in Abruzzo
2009 L'Aquila earthquake
2009 L'Aquila earthquake is located in Italy
2009 L'Aquila earthquake
UTC time2009-04-06 01:32:42
ISC event13438018
Local date6 April 2009 (2009-04-06)
Local time03:32 CEST
MagnitudeMw6.3 (GCMT)
Depth9.46 km (5.88 mi)
Epicenter42°20′51″N 13°22′48″E / 42.3476°N 13.3800°E / 42.3476; 13.3800
Areas affectedAbruzzo, Italy
Total damage$16 billion
Max. intensityX (Extreme)[1]
Peak acceleration0.66 g
Peak velocity42.83 cm/s[2]
Casualties308 dead
1,500+ injured
65,000+ homeless

References change

  1. Gabriele Ameri; Dino Bindi; Francesca Pacor; Fabrizio Galadini (2011). "The 2009 April 6, Mw 6.3, L'Aquila (central Italy) earthquake: finite-fault effects on intensity data". Geophysical Journal International. 186 (2): 837–851. Bibcode:2011GeoJI.186..837A. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05069.x.
  2. "Table 3 Peak ground acceleration (PGA), Velocity (PGV) and Displacement".
  3. USGS. "M6.3 – central Italy". United States Geological Survey.