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#1 RTH

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 17:10

In the early hours this morning , an earthquake struck in Northern Italy in the Bologna to Modena area of scale 6.0

http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-18135898

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.


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#2 RTH

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 20:54

Ferrari say they are OK

http://blogs.wsj.com...oogle_news_blog



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Posted 20 May 2012 - 21:13

Ferrari say they are OK

http://blogs.wsj.com...oogle_news_blog


Phew, I'm sure that is a relief to the folks who have a super-car on order. :rolleyes:

#4 arttidesco

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 23:36

Saw first hand the total devastation a quake had on Avelino outside Nalples in the early 1980's, condolences to family, relatives and friends of all those involved.

#5 alansart

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:31

Just got back from Tuscany. I was about 120 miles away and slept through it but a friend in the next room was awake and felt the room shake slightly, so it was obviously quite a big one. (Our room already had cracks in the walls but that could be just bad building!)

It was obviously well covered on Italian TV and the damage to some historic buildings looks pretty bad. I was keeping an eye out for Ferrari but thought no news was good news :)