A cannonade of magnitude 4.9 Richter scale woke up the Apennines between Tuscany and Romagna on Monday at dawn, then kept it standing, awake, out of the house for hours, put on alert by an intense seismic swarm continued in the afternoon with about 147 shocks, many with constant measurement over magnitude 2. These are the same areas affected by the flood of May, bathed by the Lamone that from the Tuscan watershed descends into Romagna passing through Marradi. For these populations it seemed like the déjà vu of another cataclysm. The mayor of Palazzuolo sul Senio Gian Piero Moschetti: "We had just begun to understand how to deal with the problem of the flood and now we get this blow of the earthquake". Ditto the mayor of Tredozio, where the town hall is unusable, Simona Vietina: "After the flood we continue to live difficult days, one after the other".
The earthquake was remarkable, they felt it as far as Trento and Perugia. So much fear, but in the end damage limited to Tuscany. The epicenter was 3 km from Marradi, in Poggiol di Termini, a few houses on the state road to Borgo San Lorenzo and Florence: on the upper floors in the city the strongest shock was felt very well. Worse damage, however, on the Faenza route. In the affected municipalities, mayors have closed schools. In Marradi and Palazzuolo no lessons even Tuesday. The Florence-Faenza railway was interrupted until the afternoon. Even the Florence-Bologna high-speed train was diverted, in the morning, for the time of the checks, from the tunnels in Mugello to the ordinary route via Prato. Everyone in the street for fright. The mayor of Marradi Tommaso Triberti commented: "The damage is there, but compared to the scale of the event it was not very large".
More worried are the mayors of Forlì who fear hundreds of displaced people. In Tredozio and Romagna there are 140 buildings to be checked and many are feared outside the home. Chimneys, roof tiles, rubble came down. But there are cracks in the walls that worry. In constant contact with the mayors the president of Emilia Romagna Stefano Bonaccini.
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In Marradi an inhabitant cannot return next to the church of Sant'Adriano, damaged; A couple of families have to wait for the outcome of the fire brigade and sleep outside. In Alto Mugello lesions, cracks, cracks have appeared in about 70 buildings, private and for public use, between the municipality of Marradi, dear to the poet Dino Campana, and that of Palazzuolo sul Senio. Another 40 buildings are to be checked. The inhabited centers, despite the blow, remained standing. Governor Eugenio Giani, who made an inspection by helicopter, observed: "Compared to a magnitude 4.9, a serious earthquake, the buildings held up well overall. It means that we are in areas where over the years, knowing the seismicity of the places, it has built well, because in other areas a 4.9 would not have determined the situation that is manageable here ".
Fabrizio Curcio, head of the Civil Protection department said: "People took to the streets with apprehension. Checks have been carried out, and each municipality has ordered further checks". Inspect the RSA. In Marradi, the Villa Ersilia retirement home was evacuated and the 25 elderly guests moved to two facilities in Firenzuola. In Palazzuolo the RSA is a building to be verified, the most serious damage is to the kindergarten, the school gym, the parish church partially closed due to the risk of collapse and the parish church of Misileo compromised: the shock has moved the vaulted arches of Romanesque style. In Marradi the mayor closed the churches by ordinance, three had major injuries. The gym of the middle school instead has been equipped with cots to accommodate the night those who do not feel like staying at home. Some have pitched tents in the garden, others use the camper. Fear does not pass easily but the 'enemy' is known: for centuries earthquakes have been beating this very seismic mountain and the population has learned to live with it.
To learn more ANSA Agency The earthquake in Tuscany caused by the stretching of the Apennines - Terra e Poli - Ansa.it The earthquake of magnitude 4.9, recorded at 05.10 Italian in the province of Florence, is due to the stretching of the Apennines: "It is a characteristic mechanism of this area that straddles Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna", (ANSA)
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