Following the earthquake that hit the provinces of Ferrara, Modena and Mantua, the Head of Civil Protection Department has met in permanent session,
the Operational Committee at the headquarters of Via Vitorchiano in Rome. In videoconferencing, the structures of civil protection of the
Emilia-Romagna and Friuli Venezia-Giulia, representing the Regions and Autonomous Provinces.
An evaluation team of the Department is party to the affected areas to assess the situation in connection with operations centers activated at the
local level and to ensure the necessary support of the National Service. The Head of Department, the Director of Emergency and the Director of the
Seismic Risk are reaching the places affected by the events. After a flight over the area, the Head of Department will travel to the prefectures of
Ferrara and Modena to establish, in close collaboration with the region and local authorities, possible measures to be taken.
Several small quakes again today. Example.
Location: Sicily, Italy
Time: Mon, 28 May 2012 17:13:29 GMT+01:00
GMT: Mon, 28 May 2012 16:13:29 GMT
Latitude: 38° 22' 48" N (38.3800°)
Longitude: 15° 24' 35" E (15.4100°)
Depth: 112.0 km
She is stable for the moment but lots of gas/ash was sent up. Will lot at the cams once it is dark to see if there is any glow.
Very ugly looking this morning. A black haze in her direction. Looks like the new crater is acting up even more than yesterday. Off to check RSOE
etc for EQ activity. If this is a brew up or not, I'm not sure of course, but it isn't pretty whatever it is.
Directly here yes only a few small ones. Agrigento area larger EQ's and more frequent. I can't help but wonder what's going on 'down
there' underground that could/might/will (or will not) have an effect on Etna.
Tzavros - I haven't heard from her in a bit. I hope all is well with her and her family.
Hi all I am fine, had a small fire at my house but managed to get it all under control before the firebrigade arrived. House still smells but I
still have a house and family so very happy.
Etna... Well what can I say. There have been quakes for over a week. Several strombolli events etc. Presure is rising again today so I am watching.
Forgive me for not asking more about your incident but something very strange is going on at the moment. I thought Etna was exploding. She isn't.
There was some real 'bomb' like sounds. Almost like a fighter jet - but no jet. But I got some very strange - I repeat very strange 'trails'
like bombs coming up from the ocean (2).
I wonder if Sigonella is putting on a display? Whatever it is it's weird. I have pics and vids I'll post when the event is over.
Between now and then I really hope you are through the worst part Tzavros. Now I've got to run back out for pics, etc. The noise is still going
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