Skip to comments.6.0 magnitude earthquake shakes northern Italy
Posted on 05/20/2012 3:40:33 AM PDT by markomalley
One of the strongest earthquakes to shake northern Italy rattled the region around Bologna early Sunday, a magnitude-6.0 temblor that killed at least four people, toppled buildings and sent residents running into the streets, emergency services and news reports said.
The quake struck at 4:04 a.m. Sunday between Modena and Mantova, about 22 miles north-northwest of Bologna at a relatively shallow depth of 3.2 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
It was one of the strongest quakes to shake the region, seismologists said, and initial television footage indicated that older buildings had suffered damage: roofs collapsed, church towers showed cracks and the bricks of some stone walls tumbled into the street. As dawn broke over the region, residents milled about the streets inspecting the damage.
News reports, citing emergency services, said three people were killed in Sant'Agostino di Ferrara when a ceramics factory collapsed. Another person was killed in Ponte Rodoni do Bondeno, ANSA said.
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.....didn’t know they were Fracking in Northern Italy!
I hate conspiracy theories...but at a depth of 1.6 miles to 3.2 miles (oil well depth), Italy’s earthquake today looks startlingly like an underground nuclear blast.
Sadly, this seismograph is constantly updated so the image shown here will only be valid for a few more hours:
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