On May 20, 2012 at 2: 03 UTC, a Mw 6.1 earthquake occurred in Emilia Region of Northern Italy. The event was preceded by a Ml 4.1 foreshock on May 19, 2012 at 23: 13 UTC, and followed by several aftershocks, twenty of them with a magnitude Mw greater than 4. The epicentral area of the seismic sequence covers alluvial lowland that is occupied by both agricultural and urbanized areas. Liquefaction effects were observed in several villages on the west side of Ferrara which were built upon former river beds such as the Reno River. The Emilia seismic sequence resulted in 27 casualties, several of whom were among the workers in the factories that collapsed during working hours, and there was extensive damage to monuments, public buildings, industrial sites and private homes. Almost no municipalities hit by 2012 earthquake were classified as seismic area before 2003; therefore, most of the existing structures had been designed without taking in account the seismic actions. The main aims of MCEER field mission was to document the emergency response and the most common damage mechanisms of industrial sheds during Emilia earthquake sequence which are shown and discussed in detail.
|Titolo:||Seismic performance of industrial sheds and liquefaction effects during may 2012 emilia earthquakes sequence in Northern Italy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1142/S1793431114500092|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|