Latest reports are 4 killedSubmitted by Rickardo on Sun, 05/20/2012 - 06:31
Latest reports are 4 killed and lots of damage to buildings http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18135898
Well I slept through it andSubmitted by qui già on Sun, 05/20/2012 - 06:36
Hope all is ok Flip. JustSubmitted by Badger on Sun, 05/20/2012 - 12:33
Hope all is ok Flip. Just checked the INGV site and your area is being hit quite hard as the depth is shallower. http://cnt.rm.ingv.it/ Edited to add this: http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2147065/Northern-Italy-earthq... So sad about the deaths.
Escaped .Submitted by Flip on Sun, 05/20/2012 - 13:44
Luckily no damage here in Northern Tuscany, except I think a few more cracks in the walls, luckily for us it all seems to be confined to the other side of the Appenines. Very sorry for all those directly affected; but must check to make sure Insurance policy in force !!
Land & volcanoes seem quite active latelySubmitted by rosanella on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 19:17
It's good to know that you're all safe and some of you actually slept through it Phew! It must be horrendous :( , at the moment, for those who lost their loved ones 3 days ago. And the aftershocks are probably making everybody feel very uncertain. Italy seems to be experiencing quite a bit of activity lately, with earthquakes and volcanoes getting a little active (Etna) . But the distance from Bologna and L'Aquila to the volcanoes is quite large, so there can't be a connection there. Could Bologna and L'Aquila earthquakes be related? That's out too because their respective earthquakes displayed different behaviour. Bologna's seems a little odd, though. http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Aquila+and+Bologna&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozi... Some interesting information here http://www.sott.net/articles/show/245700-Why-Italy-s-Earthquake-Was-Weird I'm not so sure how reliable this one is... but it makes for an interesting and intriguing read.... http://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/earthquake-italycern/
Earthquakes in ItalySubmitted by F Bower on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:05
I use a very good site to check out seismic activity in Italy - you will see there are lots of tremors going on in the Po valley NE of the Appenines but there was also a smaller tremor 170 Km North of Rome. If you pan out you will see the activity runs right down the Appenines and over into Greece etc which is usual as it is one of the tectonic plate joins. Fascinating stuff emsc-csem.org
Seismic hazard mapSubmitted by rosanella on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 23:54
In reply to Earthquakes in Italy by F Bower
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/italy/gshap.ph The yellow bits seem the safest ones. I'd like to visit Etruscan coast sometimes and perhaps find a place to live (it's only a plan in 'dream' state level at the moment ), and it looks ok.
Two more this morning, one ISubmitted by qui già on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 06:15
Reports of anotherSubmitted by Rickardo on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 07:17
Reports of another big one are coming in. No further fatalities reported. Hope you are OK http://cnt.rm.ingv.it/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18246904
9 Dead!Submitted by Esme on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 07:36
TRAGEDYSubmitted by Gala Placidia on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 08:23
Yeh AgainSubmitted by Flip on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 09:08
A shame the early reportsSubmitted by Rickardo on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 14:41
Any earthquake effect in le Marche?Submitted by ArthurE on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 17:43
San GinesioSubmitted by sprostoni on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 01:26
In reply to Any earthquake effect in le Marche? by ArthurE
Lucca areaSubmitted by molinello on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 19:19
Where abouts are you Flip? We are due to go to our house near Piazza al Serchio this Friday, hope there is no damage. We were there in February and felt that one - quite an experience. I feel so sad for the victims families. Let us hope this is the last one for a while.
Molinello, I am in vontactSubmitted by Gala Placidia on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 02:06
Molinello, I am about 50 minsSubmitted by qui già on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 02:51
Molinello, I am about 50 mins from Piazza al Serchio, and about 1 hr from Modena. I felt it here but we haven't had any damage fortunately. An Italian told me yesterday that as we are in the mountains we don't get them as strong as in other areas - don't know if this is true or not but lets hope so!
Mountains versus plainsSubmitted by Fillide on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 19:03
In reply to Molinello, I am about 50 mins by qui già
This current earthquake swarm in Emilia is ghastly, and unusual. The epicentres are very shallow (the biggest one having been at about 10km), but many up to 3+ (Richter) have been at less than 3km depth. They are getting a 2+ tremor every ten minutes (approx). The thing about rock is that it 'leaps', or shudders, (and this can have devastating consequences for buildings which are founded half on rock and half on built up ground): but the effects on a deep soil geology (where this stuff is happening now) are that the whole world effectively liquidises itself into something less solid than ice cream. There have been alterations in altitude of 15cm - doesn't sound a lot - but few masonry (historic) structures can cope with this on clay. The seismologists have been uttering rather pessimistic opinions about the possibility of future shocks in Emilia. For any of you looking to find an earthquake-proof area of Italy, it is somewhat chilling to learn that the affected area was considered 'very safe' only ten years ago...