News is just barely trickling in about an earthquake today near Parma. I haven’t heard back from friends yet, reports are pretty vague at this time. I will write more as information comes in.
Link to real time site HERE.
Many more reports regarding the second large earthquake to hit Northern Italy in a matter of weeks are out today. One piece of uplifting news is a story about a 65 year old woman who had returned to her home to gather clothing when the second quake hit collapsing the building. Rescue workers were able to pull her from the rubble today.
As with all major earthquakes, the days following are filled with many aftershocks that make stabilizing buildings a high priority. Living through a quake myself, I know that the aftershocks make things very tense and my heart goes out to everyone in Italy.
Click Here for links to articles involving updates in the area today.
Just as emergency workers were beginning to stabilize the situation in Emilia Romagna, another earthquake struck near Modena. Reports say that this quake registered at 5.9 and at this time 13 are dead with 200+ injured. approximately 14,ooo have been forced to leave their homes for safety, double the number reported from the first quake.
I have not heard of damage to the Cinque Terre from this earthquake.
**Second quake hits Italy May 29th, read more here**
**For news on the recent May earthquake in Emila Romagna, click here**
The Cinque Terre has had its struggles with Mother Nature over the last few months and just to prove who is boss she let out a 5.4 earthquake this morning. As you can see from the map, Vernazza was fairly close to the epicenter
This was the second of two earthquakes felt in Northern Italy over the last two days, with the second being felt in Milan as well as some parts of Tuscany. At this time no damage or deaths have been reported but people are definitely a little on edge.
The following link is to the latest news report from ASNA.
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