LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A strong Italy earthquake today 2012 has struck Bologna, Milan, and Florence. The Italy earthquake today May 29, 2012 struck close the deadly earthquake that erupted in the northern section of the country, just days ago. Initial news reports indicate that ten persons have died today and dozens are injured.
The Italy earthquake today could be felt from Milan to Rome. The Bologna neighboring Italy tremoto struck at 12:56 PM local time, USGS reports to news. The quake had virtually no depth. The magnitude 5.6 quake struck only six miles below the earth’s surface. As a result, the quake could be felt across the region.
USGS reports to news that the quake was thirty miles northwest of Bologna, thirty-two miles east of Parma. Local news puts the quake thirty-nine miles south of Verona and roughly tow hundred miles northwest of Rome.
In a news statement, Alberto Silvestri, mayor of San Felice sul Panaro, said: âThere are victims.” He added “The situation is very serious, some people are stuck under the rubble.â
The same area has been producing countless quakes this year. In addition to the recent May quake, in January a strong Italy earthquake struck Parma and was felt in Genova and Bologna.
But the recent quake activity has been impacting residents across a wide region. The May earthquake prompted one reader to note “We felt the earthquake in Parma as well. Noise coming from the kitchen woke me up. I thought my daughter got up and was doing something in the kitchen. Then I quickly realized the whole building was shaking and knew it was an earthquake.”
Residents moreover reported that the quakes “lasted quite a while. Then just moments later, an aftershock occurred, weaker and shorter lasting and I think there was yet another aftershock after that as well. This was the third one this year. I am getting worried.”
Residents in Milan also report massive shaking and sounds prior and after the quake.”The quake could be felt in Milan as well. I was sleeping when few minutes after 4AM I heard a huge noise approaching which woke me up. The building started to move and I had the feeling that bed was like a boat on the sea.”