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Huge earthquake strikes Italian heart

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posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 08:08 PM
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More than 150 were killed, 1500 injured and tens-of-thousands are homeless. Berlusconi has declared a state of emergency and has cancelled his trip to Russia.


Earthquake death toll to 150 in central Italy


[edit on 6 Apr 2009 by Hellmutt]




posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 08:08 PM
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Quite a collection here...

2009-04-07 00:12:27.1 36.54 N 22.35 E 5 ML 2.5 SOUTHERN GREECE
2009-04-06 23:15:37.7 42.47 N 13.39 E 2 mb 5.1 CENTRAL ITALY
2009-04-06 22:47:18.9 42.52 N 13.39 E 60 ML 3.6 CENTRAL ITALY
2009-04-06 21:56:58.9 42.56 N 13.50 E 30 ML 3.8 CENTRAL ITALY
2009-04-06 21:38:23.9 35.72 N 20.81 E 10 ML 2.7 CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN SEA
2009-04-06 20:15:29.0 41.70 N 23.33 E 10 ML 2.4 BULGARIA
2009-04-06 20:02:22.2 39.20 N 29.40 E 12 MD 2.8 WESTERN TURKEY
2009-04-06 18:40:15.3 40.44 N 37.97 E 7 MD 3.0 CENTRAL TURKEY
2009-04-06 18:11:49.4 36.41 N 71.12 E 100 mb 5.0 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
2009-04-06 17:24:08.3 40.13 N 28.96 E 2 MD 3.4 WESTERN TURKEY
2009-04-06 16:50:40.1 37.55 N 36.44 E 7 MD 3.2 CENTRAL TURKEY
2009-04-06 16:38:10.8 42.38 N 13.34 E 2 ML 4.0 CENTRAL ITALY
2009-04-06 16:06:42.9 37.51 N 35.36 E 7 MD 3.1 CENTRAL TURKEY

[edit on 4/6/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 08:12 PM
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Hi there, i'm from Italy, and exactly from Molise, a region near Abruzzo. Last night was terrifiyng... The earthquake reached us in here too, anyway it was not so strong like in L'Aquila, but enough to make people outta beds and make their way out in safe places...

This made me stay awake a quite long. I was so scared as i slept all dressed up.

Internos, you are from Italy too, don't you? Which part of it?

Feel so sad about all those casualties.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 08:20 PM
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Is it usual to have so much Seismicity? A lot of it seems to be concentrating on Italy and Turkey right now. Italy just went through a major quake so it is normal to have lots of aftershock, but what about Turkey? should they prepare themselves for a major one?



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 08:29 PM
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Hard to say at this point...

Either it released most of it's pressure in the 6.3 and is settling down now or...

It's shifting pressure eastward along the faults...and another will pop up to back fill...???

Rescuers hunt all night for Italy quake survivors
www.reuters.com...

L'AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) - Rescuers searched through the night for survivors of an earthquake that killed more than 150 people in central Italy early on Monday and left thousands of homeless huddled in tent camps and rough shelters.

Firemen and emergency workers pulled more than 100 people from the rubble but rain and freezing night-time temperatures into Tuesday complicated the search for survivors in the medieval mountain city of L'Aquila and the devastated surrounding villages.

The quake struck shortly after 3.30 a.m. (9:30 p.m. EDT) on Monday, catching residents in their sleep and flattening houses, ancient churches and other buildings in 26 cities and towns.

Aftershocks rattled the area, some 100 km east (60 miles) of Rome in the rugged Abruzzo region, well into the night as thousands of people sheltered in their cars or in tent camps.

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who declared a national emergency and visited the disaster zone, said at least 150 people had been killed and more than 1,500 injured. The civil protection agency put the number of homeless at up to 50,000.

"It is a serious disaster. Now we must rebuild and that will require huge sums of money," Berlusconi said, pledging to seek hundreds of million of euros from an EU disaster fund.

Rescue workers using powerful floodlights and bulldozers searched for survivors through the night in L'Aquila, freeing some people trapped for more than 20 hours. A fireman recounted how he pulled a boy alive from the mangled remains of his house.

"All we could see was his head sticking from the rubble, his entire body was buried. We kept digging, picking piece by piece of debris and we finally managed to get him out -- when we did the fatigue was great but so was our joy," he said.

Police patrolled houses ripped open by the quake and arrested several people for looting. Thousands of tents were put up in parks and on football pitches to shelter the homeless for the night and hotels on the Adriatic coast were requisitioned.

"It's been such a hard and long day. Now that we are sitting here in our car it's all beginning to sink in," said L'Aquila resident Piera Colucci as she prepared to sleep in her vehicle.
More at Link...

[edit on 4/6/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:28 PM
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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.


I hear your pain and you have my condolences, Internos. I wasn't suggesting some magic warning to evacuate a country - I was looking to mixing available findings to provide an incrementally better warning - a siren, interrupt TV/Radio broadcasts 1/2 a minute ahead, to tell people to ACT for their own safety. Even if it's unreasonable or infeasible, I don't think ATS is a place where anyone should be dismissed as a "clown".



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by LookingIn

I hear your pain and you have my condolences, Internos. I wasn't suggesting some magic warning to evacuate a country - I was looking to mixing available findings to provide an incrementally better warning - a siren, interrupt TV/Radio broadcasts 1/2 a minute ahead, to tell people to ACT for their own safety. Even if it's unreasonable or infeasible, I don't think ATS is a place where anyone should be dismissed as a "clown".

LookingIn, i wasn't referring to you , i would never do that to a fellow member:
it is to the guy, i was referring. Even here in Italy many journalists are keeping calling him an "expert in seismology" and stuff like that while he has nothing to do with seismic activity, and while the director of the centre where he has been working already clarified that he's an external co-worker. I am very sorry it came out the wrong way, please believe me: i was just talking about him



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:57 PM
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These Earthquakes are happening all over the planet atm, for several reasons.
1) Natural causes
2) DUMBs
3) HAARP
4) Nibiru (just wait, you'll see)
5) Moving into Galatic Centre
6) Sun's shield is down and hence ours is too.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:58 PM
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Oh dear, I'm sorry too then. My misunderstanding. My condolences remain sincere (and as an aside, my sincere thanks also for your tireless efforts in image analysis for the benefit of us all).




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posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 10:08 PM
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I saw this on TV this afternoon and I was checking up on ATS to see if anyone had made any topics on it yet.

Why did it take so long for someone to make one? lol.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 10:57 PM
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Few more:

2009-04-07 01:38:59.9 45.95 N 151.37 E 80 mb 4.9 KURIL ISLANDS 2009-04-07 02:55
2009-04-07 01:26:26.0 39.07 N 70.92 E ML 3.2 TAJIKISTAN 2009-04-07 02:30
2009-04-07 01:03:20.2 39.11 N 29.08 E 9 MD 3.0 WESTERN TURKEY 2009-04-07 02:36
2009-04-07 00:12:27.1 36.54 N 22.35 E 5 ML 2.5 SOUTHERN GREECE 2009-04-07 00:17
2009-04-07 00:10:20.5 37.28 N 30.52 E 30 MD 2.8 WESTERN TURKEY

Two in western Turkey..



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by justsomeboreddude
I bet someone around here will blame this on the USA. Probably HAARP. It has to be our fault. We are all just sitting around thinking of new ways to kill everyone.


Well it is ATS, tin-foil hats and all...


Maybe the PTB were irritated with Berlusconi or just wanted to put the axe on his scheduled trip to Moscow that is now postponed, just saying...

www.boingboing.net...


... another series of diplomatic blunders by Berlusconi. i.e. shouting in presence of H.M. the Queen of England, who had to reprimand him; Ignoring the assembled world leaders to have a friendly chat on his mobile phone while the International press was watching; Claiming credit for the success of yesterday's G20 meeting after a very embarrassing performance before his "not-so-peers"; Accusing America as the only responsible of the Italian crisis and requesting Barack Obama to "sort out the mess you made in my country", and the list goes on and on...


Or maybe they were just trying to get BHO in Turkey with HAARP but missed. Must need a tune up...

Regardless, the human toll is horrible no matter what caused it.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 11:38 PM
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My heart goes out to all those affected by the earthquake, I don't know what I would do if I lost my house, all of the sudden like that. I hope they are able to find shelter right now and rebuild their lives.

In response to your post, Internos, I understand that his prediction was slightly off, but 48 hours isn't that bad... If he can predict that a major earthquake will happen somewhere, within a week, it would be enough to have people prepare for it, and perhaps fewer people would die.

If he can positively prove that radon gas is emitted *before* earthquakes happen, then we need to set these things up worldwide and collect data. Every seismologist everywhere needs to be involved. Do you think its possible that the inaccuracy of his prediction would be due to miss-reading data, or not understanding exactly how radon gas is emitted by seismic activity? If all that is needed to to understand this mechanism better, it could benefit humanity.

I think he is really trying to help people, and this technology really needs to be looked at more closely.

[edit on 4/6/09 by peskyhumans]



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 11:51 PM
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Wake the dead now...and lock up the moonshine!!!

earthquake.usgs.gov...

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 7.0
Date-Time

* Tuesday, April 07, 2009 at 04:23:34 UTC
* Tuesday, April 07, 2009 at 04:23:34 PM at epicenter

Location 46.141°N, 151.420°E
Depth 39.1 km (24.3 miles)
Region KURIL ISLANDS
Distances 295 km (180 miles) ENE of Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands
615 km (380 miles) SW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands, Russia
1515 km (940 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
7140 km (4440 miles) NE of MOSCOW, Russia



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 11:54 PM
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Wow!
Would that trigger a tsunami warning?



posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 12:17 AM
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Nothing over a .5 meter in the nearest locations they're saying...

Land based I'm guessing...underwater off shore...would of been worse...



posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 12:19 AM
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Originally posted by Hx3_1963
Wake the dead now...and lock up the moonshine!!!


Yeah, don't over react or anything.


There's virtually no population on the islands near the epicentre. There was no tsunami warning. Populated areas, like where I'm typing from, had their furniture rattled a bit. I'd be surprised if there was any damage at all from this.



posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 12:26 AM
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Star 4 U!

Just for replying with good info!!!

I guess I was just trying to warn the 5 Eskimos on the Island...


Sorry...didn't mean to cause a sex-panic...

2009-04-07 04:29:13.2 37.58 N 35.94 E 14 MD 3.0 CENTRAL TURKEY
2009-04-07 04:01:31.0 39.90 N 39.46 E 7 MD 3.0 EASTERN TURKEY
2009-04-07 01:05:27.6 37.86 N 29.22 E 5 MD 3.0 WESTERN TURKEY
2009-04-07 01:03:20.1 39.12 N 29.07 E 8 MD 3.0 WESTERN TURKEY
2009-04-07 00:12:23.7 36.44 N 22.40 E ML 2.7 SOUTHERN GREECE
2009-04-07 00:10:20.5 37.28 N 30.52 E 30 MD 2.8 WESTERN TURKEY



posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 12:33 AM
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Not sure if anyone is interested in this little tid bit and maybe someones already mentioned it but i found it odd when something made me click...

(Yesterday) That same day according to Teletext (was the 6th for us I believe) here in New Zealand we had a rather shallow (I think it was under 20km from the surface) quake in Hawks bay, was around the 4.0 mark and early morning (where GMT +12), latter in the day I see the headline for this Italian quake.

Whats interesting is on the globe of the earth where basically directly opposite that region of the world (give or take 20 degrees east and west).

Had another rather strong quake in Nelson this afternoon today (the 7th for us) that was 4.3 (ish). and seeing as Italy and its surrounding area is having a few more rattles something sure is bouncing around down bellow. wonder if a large enough explosion deep in the mantle could make a shock wave that spreads out from the center and hits opposite sides of the globe roughly within a number of hours of each other.

Sorry about the poor buggers that died. Hope nothing more comes of it and their able to recover quickly.

Definitely noticed alot more shallower earthquakes being reported (and stronger than normal) this side of the world. This will make it about 6 in the last month and a half roughly for my country, well ones above 3.8 or so.



[edit on 7-4-2009 by BigfootNZ]



posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 12:34 AM
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*Revised*
Earthquake Details
Magnitude 6.9

@ bigfootnz: This has been documented before...angular wave reflection and/or straight wave propagation...between the crust and core of the earth...

Good eye-ballin' there!!!


[edit on 4/7/2009 by Hx3_1963]



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