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The hidden side of dealing with earth tremors

The hidden side of dealing with earth tremors

problem that people have to deal with when ancient buildings are starting to show signs of stress due to the tremors

As Frank Viviano in his article pointed out a week ago, it was about time that somebody put some of the earthquake fears into context. A some readers had already noticed, the last article concerning seismic events was no longer titled an “earthquake” but instead was “earth tremors” FRank mentioned – in the 532 years […]

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Putting quake fears in context

Putting quake fears in context

Yesterday was the first day since January in which the region experienced no aftershocks of any readable dimensions. Maybe today would be a good day to put some of the earthquake fears into context. A some readers have already noticed, the last article concerning seismic events was no longer titled an “earthquake” but instead was […]

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Earth tremors

Earth tremors

Another strong tremor felt across a good part of Tuscany, Emilia and Liguria. Once again in the Minucciano area – almost 10 kms under the ground and this time 4.4 on the Richter scale More details once they are known

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La protezione civile – un nuovo comunicato

La protezione civile – un nuovo comunicato

A tre giorni dalla scossa di magnitudo 5.2 che ha colpito il 21 giugno la Lunigiana sono circa 120 le repliche di magnitudo superiore a 2, la più forte delle quali, di magnitudo 4.4, è stata registrata alle 17.01 del 23 giugno. Per rispondere alla richiesta della Regione Toscana, il Dipartimento della Protezione Civile ha […]

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Ground continues to shake again – 4.4 on the Richter scale

Ground continues to shake again – 4.4 on the Richter scale

After the large earth tremor on Friday (article here) , the ground continues to shake in this area with a seemingly continuous series of tremors over the last 36 hours, most of which are only felt by machines but  2 hours minutes ago there was a larger tremor which was felt quite distinctly in Barga […]

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Earthquake felt across most of Northern Italy

Earthquake felt across most of Northern Italy

A strong tremor this morning in this area from an earthquake further up north which in fact was felt by the inhabitants of most of the Northern Italy. Power and internet was monetarily cut and the cell phone system dropped as people searched for information about the quake and immediately called each other to make […]

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Earthquakes – Barga on the BBC

Earthquakes – Barga on the BBC

On the day of the fourth anniversary of the earthquake which destroyed a good part of L’Aquila leaving over 300 dead in the rubble and six months since scientists were convicted of manslaughter for failing to communicate the danger, an article has appeared on the BBC in the UK questioning the events of the 31st […]

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The scaffolding of Barga Vecchia

The scaffolding of Barga Vecchia

Back in June of last year we published an article (here) about work starting on the Palazzo Pancrazi In  that article we mentioned that the traditional Tuscan red tiles covering the roofs of Barga were under threat because of a mixture of lack of maintenance, extreme weather conditions and the recent earth tremours all conspiring […]

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The true story behind the fake vulcanelli of Pieve Fosciana

The true story behind the fake vulcanelli of Pieve Fosciana

The series of earthquakes which shook  this area on the 25th January are still making their presence felt  with many churches still closed in Garfagnana due to cracks in the walls and here in Barga where two large palazzo’s  have been evacuated while builders and technicians check on possible damage. The tremors  are still arriving […]

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Palazzo in Barga Vecchia evacuated because of earthquake damage

Palazzo in Barga Vecchia evacuated because of earthquake damage

The stony face of Garibaldi  looks on impassively at all the commotion in the piazza below him but little does he know that he too is  very likely to become involved in a good deal of moving backwards and forwards over the next few days. The earthquakes of the last week or so it seemed […]

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Allarme terremoto: il punto della situazione

Allarme terremoto: il punto della situazione

La notizia delle ultime ore più significativa è senza dubbio questa: il Dipartimento della Protezione Civile Nazionale facendo seguito alla precedente nota inviata in data 31 gennaio 2013 ha precisato di non aver formulato alcuna previsione di forti terremoti, ma semplicemente una valutazione sulla possibile evoluzione della sequenza iniziata il 25 gennaio e che le […]

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Another earthquake shakes this area

Another earthquake shakes this area

The ground shook again in this area this morning at 12.42 am.. More details shortly A small shake of 3.3 at 11 kms depth and once again right in this area 7 kms from Barga and 6 from Pieve Fosciana. No reports of any damage. QUESTION: Do all these tremors mean something more sinister? I […]

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