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Earthquakes: OGS and UNITS develop new method to estimate damage to buildings

13/03/2023

Thank you to a new method called "Damage Assessment for Rapid Response - DARR", developed by the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS and the University of Trieste, it is possible to quickly estimate the expected damage to buildings thanks to earthquake records and simplified building models. To do this, it is essential to record the earthquake near or inside the building with accelerometers.

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The National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS is a public research institution which operates internationally in the field of physical, chemical, biological and geological oceanography, experimental and exploration geophysics, seismology and seismology applied to engineering. 

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