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The desire to return to normality as quickly as possible (the typical case, as many studies show) 2. , concentration of all victims in one location: "Udine Nuovo" with 85,000 inhabitants) 3. the prevention of future catastrophes by avoiding the seismically unsafe area (a solution that has many backers at the very moment of the disaster, whose number decreases in the course of time in favor of option 1). Of course, as in so many other cases, Friuli followed option 1, which meant as little planning as possible, therefore no loss of time and more "action" from the beginning, especially for active and potent people like the opinion leaders in many communities.

Within a distance 21 of only 100 km this province covers the whole environmental range from high mountains (Mt. Coglians, 2780 m), foothills (epicenter of the earthquake on Mt. San Simeone, 1505 m), moraine amphitheater and alluvial fan of the Tagliamento glacier (San Daniele, 252 m), to the delta soils, coastal plain, and the lagoons of the Adriatic Sea (Lignano) and its famous resorts. This area is also the farthest extension of the European Community (EC) toward the East, the EFfA country Austria and socialist Yugoslavia.

Of course, as in so many other cases, Friuli followed option 1, which meant as little planning as possible, therefore no loss of time and more "action" from the beginning, especially for active and potent people like the opinion leaders in many communities. Instead of long meetings and bargaining over the right way, the slogan "let the most able take over" was followed, especially by those who were capable of work and had to live in tents or later in prefabs and felt the drive to act independently from bureaucracy.

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