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Israeli news have a report, also mentions yesterday’s quake there.
Initial report magnitude 5.9, epicentre near Modena.
A few dead, no reports of a major toll.
The region is world famous for historic buildings and many have been damaged, with collapses reported. Given the dire state of Italian finances this bodes ill.
Italian blogger and Talkshop contributor Michele posted this earlier this morning
He wrote on his own blog “4 hours, I was asleep and the bed moved with the same force of the earthquake in Aquila years ago …”
I notice there were preshocks. Â http://cnt.rm.ingv.it/
Been over a dozen aftershocks (10:11 BST, 20th)
First preshock 18/05/2012 19:40:18 (UTC) Â http://cnt.rm.ingv.it/data_id/7222895000/event.html
Main quake 20/05/2012 02:03:52 (UTC) Â http://cnt.rm.ingv.it/data_id/8222913230/event.html
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