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Abstract

On November 24 2004 an earthquake hit the area of Garda Lake, part of the Lombardia region in Italy. The magnitude of the event was estimated in 5.2 on the Richter scale and, at a local level, its effects were remarkable, especially in some municipalities where an intensity of VII-VIII on the MCS scale was reached.
This report presents the evidence collected in the trip by means of a complete photographic documentation. Moreover, an introduction regarding the historical seismicity of the region and an estimation of the main features of the earthquake is provided. Finally, behaviour of different categories of buildings, from masonry ones to reinforced concrete, to historical ones, is analysed and discussed and an overview of the procedures used to deal with the emergency is carried out.

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Authors: DIMOVA S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);MOLA E, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);NEGRO P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);PINTO A V, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);COLOMBO A, University of Trento, Trento (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21513 EN (2004), 49 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
Record Number: 200517919 / Last updated on: 2005-02-22
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en