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PADUA. A strong earthquake was felt in Padua around 4 am. Many were awakened by the quake. Throughout the city are the alarms sounded. Some people took to the streets.
The magnitude of the shock should be, according to the first updates, around 4.2 on the Richter scale. But the agency Reuteurs about a magnitude 6.3 with epicenter north of Bologna.
At the moment there are no reports of damage or injury. But the checks are still ongoing.
Dozens of calls came to SUEM 118 of Padua, but apart from some illness, so far it seems no serious damage in Padua.
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 02:03:53 UTC
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 04:03:53 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
10.1 km (6.3 miles)
36 km (22 miles) NNW of Bologna, Italy
69 km (42 miles) E of Parma, Italy
72 km (44 miles) SSE of Verona, Italy
339 km (210 miles) NNW of ROME, Italy
Important Update: The earthquake did damage and unfortunately 1 person died in Bondeno on the province of Ferrara.
A church bell collapsed in Ferrara, in Finale Emilia a church steeple was reported damage, in San Felice Parano a segment of a castle collapsed.
Important Update: USGS has upgraded the earthquake to 6.0 at a depth of only 5km.
The updated PAGER says 73,000 people would felt a severe shaking!! and 178,000 a very strong shaking. Avery bad sign.