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Huge earthquake strikes Italian heart

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posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 08:28 AM
Here we go again...

2009-04-06 13:14:04.0 42.24 N 13.49 E 10 ML 3.2 CENTRAL ITALY

[edit on 4/6/2009 by Hx3_1963]


posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 08:42 AM
The only weird thing i've noticed with this reocuring earthquakes (in Europe..don't know about the rest of the world) is that they increase in numbers each year in april/early days of may.
Is this just a coincidence? Or is there some scientific explanation or something?

posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 08:52 AM
Interesting, is it possible that all the strange happenings like the submarine collision, sattelites falling, beached dolphins, birds singing during the night as well as high bird fatalities..and now the earthquakes are all associated with changes to our magnetic field (Sun?) or even pre-cursor to the prophecised poll shift?

Whatever is going on there are surely changes in some form or other underway both on and in mother earth.


posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:41 AM

I wonder how bad it is over there now...

Lost the live TV feed and the Italy Earthquake site is jumpy...not showing the 13:14 ~M3.2 ...

Hope they don't lose internet and power all over...

[edit on 4/6/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 10:19 AM
And some nut job will blame this is on the USA in 5...4...3...2........

USA Attacks Italy Blaming it For Obesity Crisis

Reporter - Molly Coddle

Reports indicate that the recent earthquake in Italy was in fact the result of retaliation taken by the american military in response to the wave of obesity that is currently sweeping the US.

General Arm N. Hammer was quoted as saying:

"Those bastards attacked us with the recipe for pizza and chicken parmigian, and we reserve the right to defend ourselves".

The earthquake device, which consists of 50 average americans jumping up and down simultaneously, had not been used offensively prior to this attack and remains a part of the US strategic stockpile, he added.

Further attacks are planned on Germany (frankfurters), the UK (fish & chips), and the nation of McDonalds (burgers).

posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 10:31 AM
2009-04-06 15:08:27.2 36.80 N 27.53 E 7 MD 3.0 DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE
2009-04-06 14:47:42.1 39.13 N 29.08 E 2 MD 3.0 WESTERN TURKEY
2009-04-06 13:48:30.3 37.84 N 21.42 E ML 2.6 SOUTHERN GREECE

Still some shifty action going on...

[edit on 4/6/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 10:32 AM
A man predicted the quake and all reports of his prediction have been eliminated from public record!

Italy muzzled scientist who foresaw earthquake; warning removed from Internet

What is this all about?!

posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 10:55 AM
i was in a 7.8 earthquake in Taiwan on the 11th floor. it hit at 2:43 AM and while i was sleeping it literally picked me off my bed and threw me across the room and i hit my closet 4 feet to the left of my bed, then rolled me under my bed as my shelf with TV smashed and hit the floor to the left of me (just missing me cuz i was under my bed) and the building swayed back and forth as i rolled around like a rag doll as i screamed "JESUS FORGIVE ME" as i heard my building crack. It was so violent at this point i thought my building had cracked in half and i was falling through the air. it swayed for almost a minute slower and slower until it stopped. my dog was so scarred by it, he slept in my mothers bed for the next 2 months....

a few buildings around mine were completely collapsed in on themselves. earthquakes are by far the most terrifying thing you can experience in your life. My heart goes out to those victims.

posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 11:18 AM
reply to post by AllSeeingI

Ummm...check pg 3 of this thread. There's a link there to a current story.

My main point was that with several scientists seemingly able to raise a general warning days or weeks in advance to do general prep, plus the Taiwanese detector able to give a 30-second "here it comes - clear the building / get under your desk / find a doorway" warning, maybe lives CAN be saved by a layered earthquake-warning system.

(but then again, funding has to go to bailouts that ultimately help us borrow for a big screen TV, so investments in this kind of thing is a much lower public policy priority)

posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 12:05 PM
I will share some of the latest news about the tragedy that hit Abruzzo;

  • Death toll: over 150
  • Missing: unknown (only inside a collapsed building in the center of l'Aquila, are believed to be approx. 35 people, whom conditions are unknown)
  • Injured: more than 1.500
  • Homeless prediction: between the 50.000 and the 70.000 (some sources report 100.000
  • Between 10.000 and 15.000 buildings heavily damaged or collapsed
  • The hospital of l'Aquila was damaged in its 90%, its pharmacy collapsed: it has already been evacuated: the people who were hospitalized there, were already moved to other hospitals of Abruzzo, with ambulances and helicopters
  • Abruzzo's hospitals are able, anyway, to face the emergency
  • 4.000 tents, each one able to host 8/10 people are being erected right now: it's vital that many of them will be ready before sunset
  • Two camp-kitchen, able each one to produce 5.000 meals have already been set up in L'Aquila.
  • Italian government already locked hotels for a total of 4.000 places, and declared the "national emergency status".
  • Rescuers are reported to have arived from Campania, Puglia, Umbria, Emilia Romagna, Lombardia, and more will come from all regions of Italy except the islands

    I'll try to share any important updates as they will come.
    Two main reasons have been identified to be the co-causes of the hight number of casualities:
    1- the very low in depht Hypocenter (esteemed to be approx. 6 miles)
    2- the type of buildings in the area: many of them are hundreds years old, but even many of the newest ones showed all their weakness in front of the main shake: actually, watching the reports, you can see many areas in which some houses are undamaged and near to them some other ones that are completely collapsed: the same Earthquake happening, for example, in Japan, would't have damaged anything.

    In some small towns around L'Aquila, landslides too are reported.

    I'd like to spend some words, now, about the "prediction" related to this earthquake:
    first of all, is neccessary to state beforehand that the area around L'Aquila is involved in a so called seismic swarms ( basically a series of shakes very closed each other) , since the half of January, 2008:
    Giampaolo Giuliani, the guy who allegedly predicted the Earthquake, is a technical researcher of Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso:

    During the interview in question, he states that these seismic swarms are ordinary, but also that this year stronger shakes were recorded, and that even the population could notice them; the journalist (likely coming straight from some pub) asks him if it could have been caused by "climate variations" and at this point the guy enters in details: he reports that a mutation was recorded in the timeline of the last swarm, and that this is strictly related to the leak (underground) of RADON gas (Rn, AN numer 86):

    Here he confirms that present seismology is unable to predict Earthquakes because using Seismometers (which allow to analyze the event AFTER it happened) and Radometers, (which permit rapid measurements of environmental levels of Radon), and describes the instrument they realized (pay attention because it's all here): he claims that within this gas, using this instrument (which is a gamma detector, btw),

    they have found a way to detect a seismic precursor, which would reveal some incoming Earthquake between the six and the 24 hours in advance: he also adds that they are able to know the strenght of the event and its location.
    My problem with his prediction is that he MISSED the location and MISSED the date (by 48 hours). If we'd start evacuating Italy using such a margin of error, then Italy would be a permanent desert, because it's all a whole a seismic area from liguria to calabria: all this would be laughable, if it wasn't because i'm too sad for my countrymen, so i don't have the time to lol at clowns right now. Anyway, a communicate just released by the DIRECTOR of laboratori Gran Sasso clarifies that the guy is
    A) Unreliable
    B) Unrelated to their activity: he's jyust an external co-worker, expert in electronic, that's all.

    Italian governments are VERY guilty for not taking seriously the need to build houses using antiseismic criteria. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand that on an area carachterized by much seismic activity you must use antiseismic criteria. This criteria should be applied at least to all the new buildings but, as we saw, even relatively new buildings collapsed, entirely, like houses of cards.
    Of course, this is harder to be applied to ancient buildings, but some alternative countermeasures can be taken in those cases too: historical building are an important resource for tourism, but if they limit the safety of the people they may become a killer.
    A problem of Italy is that whenever it happens something like this, right after the events you hear many nice words by politicians, but after one/two weeks all gets forgotten: this happened systematically, after every tragedy of this type.
    But i have to recognize that the gov.t reaction, this time, has been quick and effective, and it has been very nice to know that all european countries offered their support, and countries from all the world expressed their condolences to the relatives of the victims, and thanks to all those who did the same in this thread.

    [edit on 6/4/2009 by internos]

  • posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 12:15 PM
    One thing I have noticed over the years when it comes to seismic and volcanic activity is this:
    It seems to come in cycles. I recall reading in books on earthquakes and volcanoes and have noticed that some stretches of years there are very few earthquakes globally (large 6.0+M) and some there is a flurry of violent earthquake activity all over the world. Same with volcanoes. Some years there were many volcanic eruptions that were catostrophic while others were quieter. NO I dont know 100% but this just appears to be another one of those cycles of activity.

    I'd have to go back and try and find the numbers, but i do recall that some years or even decades had numerous natural disasters (volcanic, seismic, weather, tsunamis,etc) and others were quieter. Its just that today with the abundance of instant information connecting the world, people can notice these things faster and think something is up.

    Its facinating how the whole world is interconnected geologically. I would start to pay attention and see if we have another large quake somewhere on this planet within thenext few weeks. I've noticed that if there is one large quake, at least two more should happen within a month or so.

    posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 12:30 PM
    Quick idea as to why Earthquakes in Europe strike in April and May.

    The Alps is snow covered during the winter. Spring comes, snow melts water washes down into the earth.

    Fault lines get disrupted and preasure shifts from one side to another. Eventually something has to go. Think about the foundation of your house and how it would behave if water were underneath it.

    Also back to the San Fransico 1906 Earthquake. Liquification occurred under the homes which fell.

    posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 12:41 PM
    reply to post by internos

    What happened in your country is terrible, Internos, my heart goes out to all of those who have lost their homes, friends and family members.

    Here is the link to Sky TG24 and live coverage of this tragedy. I don't understand Italian, but sometimes images speaks much louder than words...

    posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 12:49 PM
    I found a Cross in my mother in law's home yesterday so I tore it apart with a couple pair of pliers and through the ruin in the street. I wake up to this news.

    I told my wife that a Christian Kingdom would be destroyed as a result of my actions. Here you go.

    I am looking for more crosses in my house today. Get these deadbeats out of my pockets.

    posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 01:25 PM

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    10:26 PM EDT, April 4, 2009

    Originally posted by pluckynoonez
    reply to post by rattan1

    But the 17th of April is important (I think), the timewave zero was correct about last Spetember, it should be correct this time around

    On page 8 of this thread

    The Return of the Ancestors Gathering
    Northern Arizona April 18-28, 2009

    I am new here. I thought that these events Volcano and Gathering relate to this thread.
    Also i will not be attending the gathering, but now that i see the timewave zero thing and that.. It makes it all the more interesting.

    posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 03:02 PM

    Originally posted by pluckynoonez
    reply to post by rattan1

    If you are saying that then I am, am-am.... That's all I can say here. But the 17th of April is important (I think), the timewave zero was correct about last Spetember, it should be correct this time around

    Thats so weird because i had a dream a couple months back and i remember seeing the date 4/16 and feeling scared of something

    posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 06:15 PM

    Seemingly this man drove around with a loud haler warning of this impending disaster from his van and was silenced by the PTB. Even the Mayor of the town had him shut up.

    This link is the English version to an already Italian link posted earlier.

    Hope it works.

    [edit on 6-4-2009 by albertfothergill]

    [mod edit: fixed long link]

    [edit on 9-4-2009 by 12m8keall2c]

    posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 06:40 PM
    I counted at least 25 EQ in Italy (Central and North) just today. I know aftershocks are normal, but this seems like a whole lot of shaking to me, being a non-scientist.

    posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 06:42 PM
    2009-04-06 23:15:37.7 42.47 N 13.39 E 2 mb 5.1 CENTRAL ITALY

    i really hope this ends soon

    posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 08:07 PM
    Latest from this disaster:

    Floodlights are aiding rescuers sifting rubble for signs of life after the devastating Italian earthquake, while thousands face a night in shelters.

    At least 150 people are dead, dozens missing, 1,500 injured and some 50,000 homeless after the pre-dawn quake struck L'Aquila and its region.

    Emergency crews have reportedly pulled 60 people alive from the rubble. Survivors are being housed in hotels or a tent city which has been erected in the medieval hill city.

    A BBC correspondent in L'Aquila says there was a strong aftershock in the city around 2200GMT, which lasted for around two seconds and made the ground feel like jelly. It was the strongest in a number of tremors felt throughout the day. Many houses in L'Aquila have been reduced to piles of rubble, dotted with crushed cars.

    Italian rescuers work into night

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