Emergency and Post-emergency Management of the Abruzzi Earthquake

  • Mauro DolceEmail author
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological, and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 17)


The activities initiated after the Mw 6.3 Abruzzi Earthquake of April 6, 2010 can be distinguished in three phases: emergency, post-emergency and reconstruction. Although they are not exactly sequential, because of some overlapping between them, it is useful to use such a scheme, also in relation to the objective to be reached at the end of each of them. The management of the emergency and post-emergency phases was relied upon a governmental commissioner, that, until January 31, 2010, was the chief of the Civil Protection Department. From February 1, 2010, a new commissioner was enforced, with the full responsibility of the reconstruction phase. In this paper the main problems and solutions dealt with in the three phases are described, with a main concern for engineering aspects.


Peak Ground Acceleration Emergency Management Masonry Building Epicentral Area Civil Protection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Italian Department of Civil ProtectionSeismic Risk OfficeRomeItaly

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