New Earthquake in Emilia Romagna

| Tue, 05/29/2012 - 10:02

Earlier, this morning, at 9.30 a.m. a strong 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Northern Italy again causing the death of 15 people. The earthquake's epicenter was between Carpi, Medolla and Mirandola in Emilia Romagna and was felt clearly in Bologna and Milan too.
It  was followed  by 32 tremors above magnitude 3 and at 1 p.m. two strong magnitude 5.3 and 5.1 tremors were felt again in the Modena area just four minutes apart. 

Terrified by the earthquake, more and more people have left their homes. More buildings have fallen in Mirandola, Finale Emilia and San Felice sul Panaro. Many public buildings have been evacuated as a precaution such as, for example, the hospital in Carpi and the town hall in Bologna. The strongest earthquake this morning caused dozens of warehouses in Mendolla to collapse. Many employees were working in these factories, still attempting to mend machinery in order to return to work following the May 20th earthquake.  

Prime Minister Mario Monti, holding a press conference in Rome, together with the President of the Emilia Romagna region, Vasco Errani, guaranteed immediate intervention and asked citizens in the ares affected to trust the government.