Italy is expecting the worst, as this area has already recorded major earthquakes in its history, the worst in June 1919when a 6.4 magnitude earthquake destroyed it Mugello. The closest to the area of the seismic sequence are two strong past earthquakes, both epicentered in the Mugello area, a historic region in the heart of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, ca. 25 km north of Florence.facebook
Among the cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants near the epicenter, we highlight Imolo (in the province of Bologna) and 35 km away Faenza (in the province of Ravenna, 50 kilometers from the city of Bologna). According to hourly reports from the field, the situation in the area is critical Tredozioa municipality in the province of Forlì-Cesena, less than 20 kilometers from the epicenter of the earthquake.
The municipality of Tredozio announced that it was many buildings damaged and that it is for precaution evacuated part of the nursing home. Firefighters and civil defense work non-stop. In some places, they have been put up as a precaution camp beds for people to spend the night.
In some places they are evacuated the residents of homes for the elderlywhere the static ones take place facility inspections. They are in a wider area closed school facilitieswhere technical inspections take place.
According to experts, the earthquake is characteristic of the area between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagnaconsequence stretches of the Apennines: “This is a characteristic mechanism of thisga of the area that crosses Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna,” he said Romano Camassia seismologist at the Bologna Department of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. “We’ve felt about fifty earthquakes so far, most below magnitude 2.0. It’s a pretty typical sequence, however we cannot predicthow long it will last and whether there will be other similar events or even the most important one,” explained Camassi.