Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Second big quake hits northern Italy, 10 dead
By Lisa Jucca | Reuters – 54 mins ago

MILAN (Reuters) - An earthquake struck northern Italy on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people, damaging buildings and spreading panic among thousands of residents still living in tents after a tremor shook the region just over a week ago, destroying their homes.
Officials and a source from the Italian Red Cross said several people were trapped under the rubble of houses and warehouses in the Emilia-Romagna region. Police said 10 people were confirmed dead but the toll was likely to rise.
The 5.8-magnitude quake struck near Modena and was felt across much of northern and central Italy.

Earthquake Details
  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

44.814°N, 11.079°E
9.6 km (6.0 miles)
40 km (24 miles) NNW of Bologna, Italy
59 km (36 miles) E of Parma, Italy
70 km (43 miles) S of Verona, Italy
343 km (213 miles) NNW of ROME, Italy
horizontal +/- 12 km (7.5 miles); depth +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles)
NST=400, Nph=401, Dmin=210.4 km, Rmss=1.32 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

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