Seismic Risk

Posizione geografica dell'Italia, nella zona di convergenza tra la zolla africana e quella eurasiaticaItaly is one of the countries in the Mediterranean with the highest seismic risk, due to its particular geographic position at the convergence of the African and Eurasian plates. The highest seismicity is concentrated in the central-southern part of the peninsula, along the Apennine ridge (Val di Magra, Mugello, Val Tiberina, Val Nerina, Aquilano, Fucino, Valle del Liri, Beneventano, Irpinia) in Calabria and Sicily and in some northern areas, like Friuli, part of Veneto and western Liguria. Only Sardinia is not particularly affected by seismic events.

Sicurezza degli edifici scolastici

La nuova scuola di San Giuliano di PugliaSeismic checks on schools and interventions of structural and anti-seismic reconstruction to reduce the effects of the earthquakes: these actions see the commitment of the Department of Civil Protection - through the Regions - for safety in schools. The actions aim at seismic prevention started in 2002, right after the Puglia and Molise earthquake, that in San Giuliano di Puglia caused the collapse of the school "Francesco Jovine". This section contains an update on the interventions funded and carried out.

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