Quake in Italy – 7.1 at first now reported as 6.6

Same place as the one a few weeks ago, being called a foreshock now.

Heard it on sky news here:

http://news.sky.com/watch-live

I’m left wondering what the deal is with Italy…

Maybe time to start volcano watching again ;-)

The Italian TV News feed: http://www.rainews.it/dl/rainews/live/ContentItem-3156f2f2-dc70-4953-8e2f-70d7489d4ce9.html

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8 Responses to Quake in Italy – 7.1 at first now reported as 6.6

  1. Larry Ledwick says:

    From twitter, they adjusted the depth down from 1.5 km to 10 km depth

  2. Larry Ledwick says:

    http://www.france24.com/en/20161030-major-earthquake-strikes-central-italy

    From USGS

    M 6.6 – 6km N of Norcia, Italy
    Time
    2016-10-30 06:40:19 (UTC)
    Location
    42.855°N 13.088°E
    Depth
    10.0 km

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ (zoom out to see Italy)

  3. Larry Ledwick says:

    From DW
    http://www.dw.com/en/powerful-earthquake-strikes-central-italy-live-updates/a-36201115?maca=en-tco-dw

    Includes before and after picture of a Cathedral which has mostly collapsed

  4. Graeme No.3 says:

    I wonder…there were a whole series of earthquakes in southern Italy (roughly) 1780-1810 which devastated the province. The first of five major quakes struck on February 5, 1783, but later research revealed that the entire region had been hit by a series of quakes lasting through 1787. All in all, 949 major and minor quakes hit Calabria. Around 200 cities and towns were destroyed. The estimated number of deaths ranges from 32,000 to 50,000. The very landscape of Calabria was changed as new valleys and lakes were created.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1783_Calabrian_earthquakes
    http://gji.oxfordjournals.org/content/147/3/499.full if you want lots of detail.
    http://www.naplesldm.com/baracc.htm for details of house construction changes

  5. tom0mason says:

    Italy’s physical shacking is a mirror of its financial worries?

    If a fiscal or physical volcano blows has Italy, and the rest of Europe, got enough saved to stop a disaster becoming a major human catastrophe?

  6. John F. Hultquist says:

    Look here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiber

    The quakes are near the north end of the river. Its valley marks the eastern edge of a part (that is, to the west) that is undergoing “extension,” or pulling apart from the rest.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apennine_Mountains#Extensional_zone

  7. philjourdan says:

    And the quakes will be blamed on global warming in 3…2….1….

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