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Message 1233920 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 7:47:57 UTC

Reports of earthquake hitting N Italy at 4 in the morning, some fatalities and damage to old buildings. Epicentre near Modena, home of Ferrari.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18135898

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Message 1233935 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 8:30:59 UTC - in response to Message 1233920.

Reports of earthquake hitting N Italy at 4 in the morning, some fatalities and damage to old buildings. Epicentre near Modena, home of Ferrari.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18135898

I live near Milano and was waken about 4.04 in the morning. The house was trembling.
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Message 1233942 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 8:54:30 UTC - in response to Message 1233935.

Reports of earthquake hitting N Italy at 4 in the morning, some fatalities and damage to old buildings. Epicentre near Modena, home of Ferrari.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18135898

I live near Milano and was waken about 4.04 in the morning. The house was trembling.
Tullio

Know how it feels, I was in Napoli in November 1980, when an earthquake struck near Balvano. Unforunately there was 3,000 deaths then. Hope the four deaths reported by the BBC doesn't get worse.

Good Luck.

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Message 1233953 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 9:24:04 UTC - in response to Message 1233942.

One feels powerless,with all our computers. Thanks.
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Message 1233954 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 9:27:01 UTC

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Message 1233965 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 9:55:39 UTC

Lived through many. Hope that it's not too bad.

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Message 1233981 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 11:03:46 UTC
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There seems some discrepancy over the magnitude

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Message 1233982 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 11:09:06 UTC - in response to Message 1233981.

There seems some discrepancy over the magnitude.

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There are aftershocks. On the USGS page I see 5 quakes so far.

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Message 1233985 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 11:16:07 UTC

I can see a 6, 5.1, 4.7, and a 4.5

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Message 1233987 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 11:20:21 UTC - in response to Message 1233985.
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I can see a 6, 5.1, 4.7, and a 4.5

There is also a 4.2 about 3 1/2 hours before the first 6 shock.
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Message 1234004 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 12:03:43 UTC

Ok, seems a build up, the happening, then a gradual decline, as one would expect.

I can still remember the 1980 quake with 3,000 killed, 1,900 missing, 7,750 injured, 250,000 homeless and extensive damage in a 25,000 square kilometer area of Campania and Basilicata.

I was a young man in Round Table, at the time and I spent many days and nights with others collecting clothes and utensils to send out there. RTBI Chartered three large lorries and drove them out there themselves. These days any money raised from the UK, will be sent direct to local Rotary & Table Clubs nearest to the disaster, to be best spent as they see fit.

Thankfully this one is not as serious.

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Message 1234013 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 12:15:24 UTC

I heard a 37 yo german woman got a heart attack and died after the shock.

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Message 1234039 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 13:12:43 UTC - in response to Message 1234013.

Yes. The count now is 6 dead, with 4 workers doing night shifts and a 103 years old woman. A 5 year old girl was saved when her father called the 113 emergency number from the USA.

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Message 1234062 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 14:13:15 UTC

Still more aftershocks.
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Message 1234065 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 14:17:54 UTC

CBS News just reported 7 dead and mag 6

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Message 1234069 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 14:29:43 UTC - in response to Message 1234065.

It is a sad day for Italy. Yesterday a criminal act ended in killing one 16 years old girl in Brindisi and wounding several others. It might be a Mafia attack, but local Mafia members deny this, or a terrorist attack or simply a madman. Today we have more earthquake-related deaths.
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Message 1234131 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 18:06:20 UTC

The earthquake and the first aftershock both woke me up at Innsbruck, Austria, 270 kilometers north of the epicenter. The aftershock of 15:18 could also be felt here. Our national earthquake service said aftershocks may continue for weeks, with some of them potentially powerful enough to cause further damage.
My thoughts are with all the Italian people.
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Message 1234135 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 18:19:51 UTC

Bad times. Seem the quakes have all been relatively shallow, so damage is worse than could normally be expected.
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Message 1234270 - Posted: 21 May 2012, 0:04:08 UTC

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Message 1234297 - Posted: 21 May 2012, 0:41:49 UTC

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