An earthquake measuring 5.8 at a shallow depth in northern Italy Natural Disasters
May 29, 2012 in northern Italy was a strong earthquake at a shallow depth. The epicenter of the event was recorded by force 5.8 at a depth of 9.6 kilometers, 40 kilometers north of Bologna. According to the Italian seismological service, the following 8 pushes the power of 2.9 to 4, the strongest of which was 4.7 occurred in the same region.
According to official data, in the collapse of masonry three people were killed and several others injured. Two of the dead were in San Felice sul Panaro, and one — in Mirandola, where also a small building collapsed, covering four workers. Rescuers were trying to retrieve them from the wreckage, but the information about the rescue workers have not yet been received.
At the time of the earthquake the children were in school, and the working day in most offices have already begun. So people leave en masse buildings and schools was conducted evacuation. Seismological Service warned residents of northern regions to continue with possible earthquakes force 5.