Earthquake in Italy

Earthquake in Italy Natural Disasters

Very dangerous shallow earthquake of 6 points occurred at night on May 20 in the north of Italy, 4 km from the city of Kampozanto (province of Modena) and 36 km north-north-west of Bologna, depth is only 5.1 km. Then followed a series of new earthquakes, the strongest of which had a magnitude of 5.1 points. According to official data, killing at least seven people. Two of them are buried under the debris of the ceramic factory in San Antonio di Ferrara, a resident of Ponte di Rawdon Bond also was killed in the workplace, as well as a Moroccan worker factory to produce polyester. Another victim was a woman from Bologna, which has ordered no evacuations. Regular dead found under a large stone in St. Agostino and a collapsed house. Five-year girl from Finale Emilia miraculously saved from the wreckage. Injured about 50 people. However, this figure could rise to several hundred, since the area is mountainous and remote settlements to some rescue workers did not have time to get to.
In this relatively densely populated part of Italy earthquake damaged many ancient buildings, architectural monuments are considered, although the new structure remained virtually intact. Particularly affected Estes 14th century castle in San Felipe-sul-Pan and the local church, which are considered the main attractions of the town. Reported minor devastation in major Northern Italian cities of Bologna, Modena, Ferrara, Rovigo, Verona and Mantua. Evacuation exposed nearly 13,000 Italians. At the time of stabilization closed all schools.

The damage caused by an earthquake, is still being assessed.

After the earthquake

Smoke from a building in San Felice sul Panaro.

Destroyed the main street in the village of San Carlo.
Over the past three years is the strongest earthquake in the province of Emilia-Romagna in the Po Valley. In January this year there is an earthquake was recorded at 5.3 points. In 2009, the 6.3-ballnoe terrible earthquake in central Italy near the city L'Akila. Then killed more than 300 people, the destruction were extremely serious.

The victim Finale Emilia.


Almost completely destroyed church in Finale Emilia.

The remains of the clock tower in Finale Emilia.

A fragment of the clock tower.

People who were evacuated from their homes in Finale Emilia.

First aid elderly victims.

Evacuees Italians.

Ruined Hall in Finale Emilia.

Church, who has lost the top floor of the earthquake.

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