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Earthquake drill in North East Italy "Nord Est 2013"

5 September 2013

On September 14 the Italian Department of Civil Protection, the Veneto Region and the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, with the involvement of the Provinces of Trento and Bolzano, have planned a national exercise on seismic risk called "North-East 2013 '.

The exercise requires the simulation of an earthquake of magnitude 5.8 with the epicenter in the town of Tambre, in the area of Belluno, and it will also affect the areas of Pordenone and Treviso. CRS personnel will participate in both sending alarms to the institutions involved  that instructing the civil protection volunteers on the speed survey of the damage that such an earthquake could generate.

The exercise aims to test the ability of emergency response components and operational structures of the National Service of Civil Protection, at both central and peripheral.