What were the responses to the L’Aquila earthquake? There was a range of immediate responses. For those made homeless, hotels provided shelter for 10,000 people, and 40,000 tents were distributed. Some train carriages were used as shelters. The prime minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, reportedly offered some of his homes as temporary shelters.
What happened in the L’Aquila earthquake? The magnitude-6.3 tremor struck at 3:32 am local time, extensively damaging the 13th-century city of L’Aquila, located only about 60 miles (100 km) northeast of Rome. The earthquake resulted from normal faulting on the northwest-southeast-trending Paganica Fault.
What was the outcome of the L’Aquila earthquake trial? On 22 October 2012, six scientists and one ex-government official were convicted of multiple manslaughter for downplaying the likelihood of a major earthquake six days before it took place. They were each sentenced to six years’ imprisonment, but the verdict was overturned on 10 November 2014.
What is L’Aquila known for? Home to the University of L’Aquila, it is a lively college town and, as such, has many cultural institutions: a repertory theatre, a symphony orchestra, a fine-arts academy, a state conservatory, a film institute.