Earthquake Resilience: Lessons from the 2016 Central Italy Earthquake Swarm
Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:00 – 1:30 pm PDT
In May 2017, six months after the 2016 earthquake swarm in Central Italy, an EERI reconnaissance team traveled to the areas of Norcia, Amatrice, and L’Aquila to meet with officials to identify lessons related to engineering, building performance, and disaster management. Team members included Silvia Mazzoni (team leader), Jay Wilson, and Carmine Galasso.
During this free webinar, the team will present their findings on retrofit policy, emergency response, and recovery and how these affected resilience in Central Italy. The team will demonstrate their findings through case studies of critical facilities.
Photo: Reinforced concrete and masonry building damage in Pescara del Tronto. Photographer: Massimiliano Stucchi
About the Speakers
Silvia Mazzoni, UC Berkeley
Jay Wilson, Clackamas County Emergency Management
Carmine Galasso, University College London
Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be available from EERI after the webinar for $30.
Questions? Please email Maggie Ortiz-Millan at email@example.com
More information on EERI’s response to the Central Italy Earthquake Swarm can be found on the Central Italy Earthquakes Virtual Clearinghouse website.
This Learning from Earthquakes Webinar is supported with funding under a cooperative agreement (EMW-2016- CA-00091) with FEMA/U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators. The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering; improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment; and advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.