40th anniversary of 1976 Friuli earthquakes – lessons learned
|Convener: Ina Cecić|
Forty years ago, on 6 May 1976, the face of easternmost Italian province Friuli was forever changed. A devastating earthquake has demanded more than 900 victims and demolished entire towns and villages. The main shock was followed by long aftershock sequence that culminated in September 1976, when 4 additional powerful earthquakes added more stress to the lives of the inhabitants and those who came to help rebuilding the epicentral area. Lot of post-earthquake reconstruction was done in three neighbouring countries: Italy, Yugoslavia and Austria.
Friuli earthquakes were a breaking point in the development of seismology in the most hit areas, as the need of better seismological observation system in the area became obvious.
This special session is dedicated to the new research in all parts of seismology that sheds new light on the 1976 Friuli data, as well as to reminiscences of those who were a part of it. The presentations from other sciences (e.g. civil engineering, history, geography, social sciences etc.) and documentary evidence dealing with the consequences of the Friuli earthquakes, are highly encouraged.