EQ visual for the region between 20 May - 30 May. (Since 6M EQ hit country on 20th May). For browsing the map and view eq data, see interactive map here; https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&q=select+c...
ITALY QUAKE STRIKES ALREADY BATTERED REGION
A strong and unusually shallow earthquake struck northern Italy over the weekend, fracturing pavement, sending torrents of brick and rubble raining down from buildings, and killing seven people. The powerful shaking was a first for the region in centuries — and fairly surprising to seismologists.
"It's been shaking nonstop for the past week," journalist Andrea Vogt described to CNN.
"This is another earthquake, it is not an aftershock," said Franco Gabrielli, the head of Italy's Civil Protection Department.
Alberto Silverstri, mayor of San Felice sul Panaro, told Italy's SkyTG24 that the situation is "very serious," as some people remain trapped under rubble.
Residents were still trying to recover from the larger May 20 tremor which had forced more than 7,000 people to leave their homes and sleep in tent camps. Seven people were killed.
According to a spokeswoman for the prefecture in Ferrara province, residents are terrified and the number of displaced people is increasing, as reported by CNN. The region is requesting urgent help and supplies.
AT LEAST 17 DEAD IN LATEST KILLER QUAKE TO HIT NORTHERN ITALY; THOUSANDS HOMELESS
Rescue workers combing through the rubble of Italy's latest deadly quake say they have found the bodies of two workers in a collapsed factory, raising the death toll to at least 17.
The rescuers in the northern town of Mendolla told an Associated Press photographer on the scene that the two lifeless bodies have not been removed yet.
Earlier Tuesday, the body of another worker was found in the factory's wreckage and rescuers are still searching for a missing person.
Some 200 people were injured and thousands left homeless in Italy's second fatal quake in nine days in the agricultural and industrial area north of Bologna.
The new deadly earthquake has destroyed most of the historic buildings which had already been partially damaged in the May 20th tremors.
There is a plate border running down the center of Italy, as it straddles more than one plate - the Eurasian Plate and a platelet called the Adriatic Plate which lies under the Adriatic Sea. The Adriatic Plate is actually an extension of the African Plate, pushing up like a finger between Italy and the Balkans, just as the Sunda Plate in Indonesia is actually an extension of the great Eurasian Plate, lobbing down from the Eurasian Plate like a tongue. Platelets have borders, which are sometimes called fault lines, but overall act as one with the plate they are attached to, as the underlying rock is a firm layer which will not sever, though can bend. The Adriatic finger thus MOVES whenever the African Plate moves, and the 7 of 10 African roll has set this in motion.
The Adriatic Sea is surrounded by motion, not just from the African Plate which is dropping and shifting eastward during the 7 of 10 plate movements, as we have explained. Europe has a large swath in the stretch zone above the Adriatic. And as the African roll progresses, the Arabian Plate will likewise move its heel back into the void of the expanding Red Sea, pushing the tip of the boot eastward through the oil fields of Iraq. This motion in the Arabian Plate will allow the stretch zone east of the Adriatic Sea more room to adjust. All of this translates into plate border movement up through the center of Italy.
What does this mean for Italy, which is already experiencing unending quake swarms and increased devastation from the repeated hammering of larger quakes. We hinted in May of 2010 that the 8 of 10 scenarios would include plate movement that seemed almost continuous,
for some areas. This warning was repeated in September of 2010
and in November of 2010
we hinted that something devastating was in store for Italy during the 8 of 10 scenarios. Italy will not find peace during the 7 of 10 plate movements, nor afterwards, because the rock finger that lies under the Adriatic Sea will move DURING THE EARTH WOBBLE on a daily basis. The land on either side of the Adriatic Sea will be alternately compressed and then pulled apart, a continuous hell for those living on these lands.
Prior2010 ZT: http://www.zetatalk.com/ning/29ma2010.htm
During an 8 of 10, where significant plate movement in one area does not start and stop, but just keeps going.
Prior 2010 ZT: http://www.zetatalk.com/ning/11sp2010.htm
We have stated that the 8 of 10 will involve continuous plate movement in some locations, but declined to detail further and for good reason.
Prior 2010 ZT: http://www.zetatalk.com/ning/06no2010.htm
There is more in store for Italy during the 8 of 10 scenarios, but we are not yet ready to reveal these to mankind.