Two medium-strength earthquakes in Italy

Two medium-strength earthquakes in Italy Natural Disasters

January 25, 2012 in northern Italy in the Emilia Romagna region near the city of Parma, an earthquake measuring 4.9. Tremors were felt over a wide area of the country, as well as in the southern Switzerland. The epicenter of the earthquake was near the villages Lentinone, Corte Godi and Enza. Victims were found, but the local data in several houses collapsed chimney, and the streets of Parma destroyed masonry.

8:00 before the aftershocks occurred strength 4.9, 4.3 earthquake struck the area of Verona, located 80 kilometers from Parma. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 kilometers to the east of the commune Negrar.

Seismic activity in the north of Italy explained occurring geological changes. Padansky valley often referred to as the syncline formed after compression tectonic plates. In this valley basin filled with water Adriatic Sea. Gradual subsidence in the valley area and the formation of fold mountains in the east due to the analysis of seismic waves. Along the bottom of the Adriatic side of Italy Adriatic goes under the slab, which were formed under the influence of compression Apennines.

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