BBC News: Italy's Earthquake History Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
BBC News: Italy's Earthquake History
Description:
This image shows the U.S. Geological Survey Shake Map of the April 6, 2009 Italy earthquake. According to the color code, at the epicenter, indicated by the star:
-- The acceleration of the ground was from 14% to 26% of the acceleration of gravity
-- The speed of the ground was from 12 cm/sec to 23 cm/sec.

For a brief history of earthquakes in Italy, see BBC News: Italy's Earthquake History.
Image:
image credit: <a href="http://www.usgs.gov/" target="_blank">USGS</a>; <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/shakemap/global/shake/2009fdbl/" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/Italy-shake-map-large-4-14-.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: USGS; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/Italy-shake-map-large-4-14-.jpg
Featured:
April 16, 2009 - May 1, 2009