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8. The University Of Malta (Seismic Monitoring And Research Unit), University Of Basilicata And Imaa-Cnr (Italy) Operations During The 2012 Emilia Seismic Sequence

The University of Malta (Seismic Monitoring and Research Unit), University of Basilicata and Imaa-CNR (Italy) Operations During the 2012 Emilia Seismic Sequence (Research Article)
Pages 70-74
Sebastiano D'Amico, Maria Rosaria Gallipoli, Marco Mucciarelli and Luigi Vignola


On 20th May 2012 (02:03 UTC), and on 29th May 2012 (07.00 UTC) two major earthquakes occurred in Northern Italy. The two earthquakes caused 27 people to be killed (7 on 20th May and 20 on 29th May), at least 400 injured, and up to 45,000 homeless in total, with initial estimates placing the total economic loss at several billion Euros. The main goal of this communication is to describe the operations and efforts of several researchers and Institutions during the seismic crises of the Emilia sequence. The acquired data can provide tools to reduce the impact of future earthquakes on the local communities.

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