May 30, 2023

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Events across Italy to learn about earthquakes and volcanoes

Understanding tsunamis in action, taking a journey through the history of the great Italian earthquakes and the tools to study them, and watching a working seismograph station up close are some of the initiatives scheduled in Rome, at the Foundation’s headquarters, along with meetings on the water cycle and how satellite images help in Study the effects of earthquakes.
Also in Lazio, the Geophysical Museum in Rocca di Papa (Rome) will be open all day and will give demonstrations on the use of drones in geophysical research.

The initiatives planned for Lerici (La Spezia), L’Aquila and Palermo are entirely for schools. In Campania, at the Ingv headquarters in Grottaminarda (Avelino), you will be able to visit the exhibition “Earthquakes: beware of the elements! Details that save lives”, dedicated to the vulnerability of buildings and the actions they can contain. In Ercolano (Naples), the historic site of the Vesuvius Observatory reopens its doors to the public, with videos and meetings about the volcanoes of the Naples region and the eruption of Pompeii in 79 AD.

In Sicily, in Catania, the Etna Observatory offers a visit to the operating room and seminars on how virtual reality can help improve knowledge of natural hazards and reduce damage, radon and its hazards, and measure the Earth’s gravity field to monitor volcanic and seismic zones. In Italy.

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