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2009 L'Aquila earthquake

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2009 L'Aquila Earthquake - News Coverage

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Scores Dead And Thousands Homeless After Italian Quake

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Italy Earthquake: ancient villages destroyed, aftershocks continue

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L'Aquila - Italy - before and after

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6TH APRIL 2009 - L'AQUILA EARTHQUAKE-

The 2009 L'Aquila earthquake occurred in the region of Abruzzo, in central Italy. The main shock occurred at 03:32 CEST on 6 April 2009, and was rated 5.8 or 5.9 on the Richter magnitude scale and 6.3 on the moment magnitude scale; its epicentre was near L'Aquila, the capital of Abruzzo, which together with surrounding villages suffered most damage. There have been several thousand foreshocks and aftershocks since December 2008, more than thirty of which had a Richter magnitude greater than 3.5.
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    • Cause 

    • Historical context 

    • Effects 

    • Emergency and reconstruction aid 

    • Prior warning 

    • Controversy on reconstruction and criminality 

    • State funeral 

    • G8 summit 

    • Prosecutions