Reconnaissance investigation on the damage of the 2009 L'Aquila, Central Italy earthquake

Kazuhiko Kawashima, Ömer Aydan, Takayoshi Aoki, Ichizo Kishimoto, Kazuo Konagai, Tomoya Matsui, Joji Sakuta, Noriyuki Takahashi, Sven Peter Teodori, Atsushi Yashima

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This is a reconnaissance report on the damage to buildings, bridges, and other structures caused by the 2009 L'Aquila, Italy earthquake. The authors conducted site investigation during the period of April 18-21, 2009. A detailed discussion on the damage of buildings, bridges, and other facilities, as well as possible damage mechanisms, is presented. Geotechnical damage and ground motions are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-841
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Bridges
  • Buildings
  • Damage Survey
  • Earthquake Damage
  • Failure Mechanism
  • Faults
  • Geotechnical Damage
  • Ground Motions
  • L'Aquila Earthquake
  • Seismicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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