Eurosot 2005 drill
The scenario and the programme
The reference event for this drill is the one that occurred at 1.30 pm on 11 January 1693 with epicentre located (based on results of the SIGE model) in the municipality of Sortino in the province of Siracusa.
This earthquake is, together with the quake in Messina of December 1908, the biggest event to have ever hit Italy in modern times.
The main event (MCS grade XI) occurred at 9 pm on 11 January, following some tremors of less intensity felt on the evening of the 9th and on the morning of the same day. The highest number of victims was recorded in the city of Catania, where approximately 2/3 of the population were killed.
An extremely vast area was affected by the quake: an entire area of over 14,000 km2, considering only where the damage was worst; in total, significant damage occurred in an area stretching from southern Calabria as far as Palermo and the Maltese islands, with approximately 60,000 victims overall.
In the scenario regarding industrial risk, two industrial accidents are envisaged, caused by the damage that could occur as a result of a quake.
Drill scenario - seismic risk (ita)(88 Kb)
Drill scenario - industrial risk (ita)(156 Kb)
Drill programme (ita)(13 Kb)- Next Previous -