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06/04/2009 L'Aquila earthquake

The region of Abruzzo in central Italy was hit by an earthquake with a 5.8 magnitude on Richter scale. The epicenter was near the town of L'Aquila. Total damage was calculated to be around $16 billion. 308 people have been reported to die during an earthquake. Roughly 1,500 were injured and around 65,000 were left homeless.


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  • Cause 

  • Historical context 

  • Effects 

  • Emergency and reconstruction aid 

  • Prior warning 

  • Controversy on reconstruction and criminality 

  • State funeral 

  • G8 summit 

  • Prosecutions