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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake, central Italy.
« on: August 24, 2016, 03:37:01 am »
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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 21 people dead and many others trapped under rubble, reports say.

"Half the town is gone," said the mayor of Amatrice, one of the worst areas affected.

A family of four were feared dead in the rubble of their house in the nearby town of Accumoli.

The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome, at a shallow depth of 10km.

Some buildings in the capital shook for 20 seconds.

Officials warned the number of fatalities was likely to rise. The head of the civil protection department compared the earthquake's intensity to Aquila in April 2009 in which 309 people died.

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The quake was initially reported as being magnitude 6.4. It was followed by several powerful aftershocks, La Repubblica newspaper reported.

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Seismologist Andrea Tertulliani said there were sure to be further, numerous shocks that would probably diminish in intensity.

"But it can't be ruled out that there could be another shock on the same scale as the main one," he said.
Excerpts from BBC news site here .....
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My heart goes out to all who are there, and all those affected, where ever they may be.




Edit:-
Amatrice is a small town in the province of Rieti, in northern Lazio (central Italy).
Archaeological finds show human activity around Amatrice dating back to the prehistoric era.
Sergio Pirozzi is Mayor of Amatrice.
(from multiple sources on the net)
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Re: Magnitude 6.2 earthquake, central Italy.
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 07:01:00 am »
Mamma mia!
How sad :(

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Re: Magnitude 6.2 earthquake, central Italy.
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 08:37:54 am »
Very sad  :(

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Re: Magnitude 6.2 earthquake, central Italy.
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 06:22:47 am »
Worryingly .....

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Earlier, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned the toll could rise as he visited the area.
from BBC news site here .....


I trust that doesn't mean he would be personally responsible for the rise in the death toll. 
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Re: Magnitude 6.2 earthquake, central Italy.
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2016, 01:00:37 pm »
Was so sad to hear this. Italy has suffered through a very tense history with earthquakes. I am most afraid of the volcanoes there if they start to erupt, for an example Mount Vesuvius.

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Re: Magnitude 6.2 earthquake, central Italy.
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2016, 01:16:43 pm »
I am most afraid of the volcanoes there if they start to erupt, for an example Mount Vesuvius.
I too. Vesuvius is really dangerous, few millions people live in potentionally dangerous area around Vesuvius.





 

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