Earthquake tremor Submitted by Mick chick on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:28 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec We have just experienced our longest tremor it lasted at least 10 seconds which doesn't sound long but believe me it seemed to go on forever! The water in the pool is still moving! We live about 20k south of Picenza. Log in or register to post comments This is the second one in two Submitted by qui già on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:55 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec This is the second one in two days, it was the biggest I've experienced. 5.3 I think? Log in or register to post comments http://quakes.globalincidentm Submitted by qui già on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:01 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/ Log in or register to post comments Precautions Submitted by FromNowOn on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 13:40 In reply to http://quakes.globalincidentm by qui già Do you take any precautions after experiencing small earthquakes/tremors? My family laughs at me when I insist everyone takes a bottle of water and a torch to bed when we are on holiday in our apartment in Italy. I have experienced two small earthquakes in England, one at night in bed when my wardrobe woke me up squeaking and shifting from side to side. The second one was years ago at work in an office above a petrol station. There was a huge bang and I thought a truck had hit something downstairs. But no. Definately an earthquake as it was all over the local news and felt as far afield as 200 miles away. My neighbours in Italy are used to tremors but I've never experienced any whilst there. We have a modern building which is supposed to be earthquake proof - it has a channel that runs through my bathroom and across the hallway. Log in or register to post comments Not really sure what Submitted by qui già on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 07:48 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec Not really sure what precautians you could take really. Our schools have a 'plan of action' and go through it annually if it happens in school hours, but as they say 'If your times up, your times up!' I have experienced 1 in Greece (1987), 1 in Yorkshire (2002 I think) and numerous in Italy- fortunately none of them were life takers. Just have to hope we never get a serious one. Log in or register to post comments When the Aquila earthquake Submitted by Penny on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 11:18 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec When the Aquila earthquake happened we felt it and several of the aftershocks in Marche. That was quite disturbing and we went to bed with water, a phone and a torch. Otherwise no precautions. Log in or register to post comments I'm in the UK at the moment Submitted by Pacentro08 on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 14:15 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec I'm in the UK at the moment so don't have my leaflet to hand, but I seem to remember it's important to have shoes by your bed in case of earthquakes at night. More people are injured by running over bits of masonry and broken glass in the panic than you would imagine. Our comune issued us all with a safety leaflet, which I keep meaning to translate into English for visitors to the village but haven't quite got around to it yet. I keep a small bag by the bed with water, torch, whistle, socks and gloves (for protection as much as the cold) and my trainers are next to it. Take care everyone Log in or register to post comments EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS Submitted by Gala Placidia on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 23:52 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec We have two daughters living in San Francisco and preparedness there is most important. Shops sell special kits with the basics and most people are very much aware of what needs to be done. My daughter's house survive the big 1906 and the Loma Prieta in 1989, so it is obviously very safe... or looks like it. You never know with earthquakes, but then... it is just another risk or peril that we encounter in life. We possibly have more chances of getting run over by a car than having to go through a major earthquake. Still, it is important to know what has to be done. This article from the Los Angeles Fire Department is very useful: http://lafd.org/eqbook.pdf Log in or register to post comments Not sure about the torch or Submitted by qui già on Sun, 01/29/2012 - 05:00 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec Not sure about the torch or the trainers but I might have to start sleeping in pjamas! Log in or register to post comments And a hard hat, maybe? Submitted by Allan Mason on Sun, 01/29/2012 - 17:34 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec Given how roof tiles are traditionally held in place by nothing but gravity, given how it's traditional at least in this part of Abruzzo to put whacking great boulders on the edge of the roof to keep the tiles in place in strong winds and given how many tiles crashed to the ground during the L'Aquila earthquake, I've given serious thought to the falling hazards we might encounter if we leave the house during a tremor. Al Log in or register to post comments we felt a small aftershock Submitted by Flip on Sun, 01/29/2012 - 18:21 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec we felt a small aftershock and heard the 'Rumble' in Northern Tuscany.... Log in or register to post comments Tin Roof Submitted by Lorraine on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 08:49 In reply to A newbie all over again! by Annec Makes me think perhaps our tin roof is a safer option than tiles seeing as it is screwed down tight! The last tremors we felt in Emilia Romagna were Christmas 2008. It was our first experience and as Mick chick says, they seemed to go on forever but was probably only about 10 -15 seconds. Let's hope they've settled down again. Log in or register to post comments Join to ask a question!Top Questions Introductions Travel Property Society Living Italian Language Food and Wine Weddings Restaurant Review Post Search Questions Latest property in Emilia Romagna Apartment in Sant'Ilario d'Enza 120 m² 2 Bedrooms 215000 See More Related Questions Train travel from UK to Italy Just got back from a short visit to Italy (5 days in Piemonte near Lake Orta… read more For all peoples interest in Buy in Italy , here's the Italian real estate market statistics , at 2023 year… read more Canada Reciprocity !! As of January 2023, a new law has come into effect in Canada that prohibits foreign… read more How can I obtain the deed for a house that my Father owns in Italy?