On 6 April 2009, a magnitude Mw = 6.1 earthquake struck the Abruzzi region in central Italy. Despite its moderate size, the earthquake caused more than 300 fatalities and partially destroyed the city of L'Aquila and many surrounding villages. The mainshock was preceded by an earthquake swarm that started at the end of 2008. The largest earthquakes of the swarm included an Mw = 4.0, which occurred on 2009/03/30 at 13:38:26 (UTC), and Mw = 3.9 and Mw = 3.5 events that occurred on 2009/04/05 at 20:48 and 22:39 (UTC), respectively. By the end of November...

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