It is a historic metal working region with a vast amount of old buildings it appears much structural damage has been done and sadly many fatalities and injuries, our thoughts are with them.
Well known of course for Ferrari and many other car builders coachbuilding films and component manufacturers, over the last century.
Probably be some time before the extent of the affected area is fully understood. Lots of houses factories , churches etc have collapsed completely . A very sad scene of destruction and loss of life.
Edited by RTH, 20 May 2012 - 17:15.