It seems the epicenter is located in the same area of Emilia-Romagna and it struck around 9 AM local time. Apparently a 5.8 magnitude. I've felt it in Torino although it's been mild here, reports say it was felt as far as Austria.
Nature isn't the only culprit.
All the best to you, Italy and italians!
more 5.6 and 5.1 around 13.00 same area...
I am nearly sitting on it (only 40 km from where I live) and it keeps moving. Feels a bit like riding a mad donkey :-( But interesting things happen in terms of solidarity: people offering empty flats to people who lost their houses, hotels offering free rooms, organisations calling for, collecting and distributing food, baby items etc. It is bad but in bad times Italians show their solidarity; amazing.
Daniela... We felt it a lot here in Padova, I can't imagine how it was there.. good to know you are okay too.
Hello....we live near Padova, and the shake was quick and violent, but only for 2 seconds. In Modena, it was bad. I was outside on my terrace, three floors up...ha ha and I had to grab something to hold on, and began to move toward the door to get off the terrace. Then it was over. We had many aftershocks...one big one, and a bunch later. The Italian news shows videos and photos of a lot of things destructed, and there are people who died. It was serious, even though the last one registered a bit bigger, this one was bad. The ground cracked open, and things fell in, big holes, and the asphalt of streets cracked open. I am glad this did not happen here, although I heard that the big cathedral in Padova, St. Antonio had some damage. Painterdave and Oriettait
yes saw the news now near Cavezza, so sorry to hear that. Forza Italia, our prayers are with the people.
I see I left Italy in time. Brief visit between 2 earthquakes.... The 2nd one happened where I passed in the train