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    Smile Multiple Earthquakes Hit Central Italy.... again!

    It was only a question of when.... the EQ swarms have never stopped after the two big events this past August and October, but had been intensifying in the last few weeks...



    Quote Multiple earthquakes have hit central Italy, measuring from 4.8 to 5.7 on the Richter scale, seismologists say.

    Parts of the same region were devastated by a series of strong tremors in August, 2016.

    The first of the ‘quakes hit just after 10.30 on Wednesday morning (January 18).

    The epicentre is said to be in Montereale, l’Aquila province, around 90 kilometres north-east of Rome.

    According to the US Geological Survey, each quake struck at a depth of around 10 kilometres.

    They were felt in the areas of Lazio, Abruzzo and Marche.

    There is no news yet of casualties or damage.

    Eyewitnesses say the tremors were felt in Rome and people have been evacuated from schools and the metro system in the capital as a precaution
    http://www.euronews.com/2017/01/18/5...t-year-reports

    Quote Three earthquakes measuring up to 5.7 hit central Italy, shaking Rome

    Reuters
    18 January 2017 • 10:40am

    A series of strong earthquakes hit central Italy on Wednesday, including the capital Rome, forcing schools to be evacuated and rail links to close, although there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injury.

    The multiple tremors, including three above magnitude five, were clustered around a region which was battered by a spate of deadly quakes last year.

    Buildings in Rome wobbled and the city's underground metro system was shut as a precaution. Schools across the capital were also closed.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...-shaking-rome/

    This next link is a Live Feed and it may have added more info after I post this:

    Quote LIVE: Central Italy reels from four strong earthquakes

    Four earthquakes measuring above 5 on the Richter scale hit the central Italian region on Wednesday morning, an area which was devastated by a series of quakes last year and is currently suffering from heavy snow.

    What we know so far

    - The first three quakes came within one hour, at 10:25, 11:14 and 11:25 on Wednesday morning, each with a magnitude of above 5. A fourth major tremor was reported at around 14:33, with a magnitude estimated at 5.3.

    - The quakes were felt in Rome along with other areas of Lazio, Abruzzo and the Marche, and as far away Umbria, Naples and Florence.

    - No casualties or major damage has yet been reported, but there has been minor damage in Amatrice, the town at the epicentre of last August's quake.

    - Rome's Metro service and the road connecting Rome and L'Aquila have been suspended.

    Many still isolated, 14:58: The quakes struck in mountainous regions where residents of several hamlets have been isolated for days due to heavy snow. According to Ansa, several isolated hamlets in Teramo - nestled among the highest peaks of the Apennine mountains - have lacked electrical power for over 48 hours. The prison in nearby Castrogno is also suffering from lack of power, and staff have reportedly expressed fears that this could lead to unrest.

    Families have also been blocked in by snow in some areas of Amaatrice, and in Arquata del Tronto, 12 of 15 farmers reported missing this morning have now been located, but search efforts continue for the remaining three.

    Yet another major quake, 14:38: After a calmer few hours, a fourth quake of a magnitude above 5.0 has been reported in the central Italian region. According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), it had a magnitude of 5.3, and its epicentre was again in Montereale in the l'Aquila province.

    Other towns 10km or closer to the epicentre were Capitignano, Campotosto, Amatrice and Cagnano Amiterno, but the tremors were also felt strongly in Rome.

    Recovery efforts in the snow, 14:01: Emergency services have still not been able to reach some isolated hamlets in order to carry out checks and help the people living there, due to snow which is in some places almost two metres deep.

    Footage on Rai television shows people using shovels to move the snow themselves, while it continues to fall around them.

    Here's what the snow looks like in Montereale, the town closest to the epicentre of the quakes.



    12 of the 15 missing farmers located, 13:56: Italy's Civil Protection Agency has said that 12 of the three farmers earlier reported missing have been found. The remaining three are still not contactable, however this could be due to problems with phone networks in the earthquake-hit areas.

    Update from fire service, 13:38: Italy's fire service has shared another update on its work in the earthquake-hit region. It confirmed that there were still no reports of casualties or injuries caused by the quake.

    "The problem remains the difficulty of using the roads, due to the snow," it added.

    Italy PM speaks from Germany, 13:29: The Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni is now giving a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. The main theme of the conference is how Italy and Germany see the future of Europe, but Gentiloni began by speaking about the earthquake this morning, which he said he was monitoring "minute by minute".

    "Fortunately there are no reports of casualties, however it is a situation which causes alarm for the population, which was already severely affected by the earthquakes last year," said Gentiloni.

    He said that he had spoken with defence minister Roberta Pinotto earlier in the morning and that they had agreed to reinforce military presence in the area in order to assist those who might be isolated in the mountain towns.

    On Tuesday evening, soldiers had been sent to areas of Abruzzo and the Marche to help people affected by heavy snowfall in the region - a factor which has made earthquake recovery efforts more difficult.

    Rome's Metro line A reopens, 13:18: After being closed for seismic checks, Rome's Metro line A is now back in service, transport authorities have said.

    The B line remains closed, with replacement buses running instead.

    Civil Protection head: Many areas have not yet been reached, 13:15: The head of Italy's Civil Protection Agency, Fabrizio Curcio, has said that while there are still no known casualties, many areas have not yet been reached by rescue services due to the heavy snow.

    Map shows major quakes since 2009: This map from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) shows the major earthquakes in central Italy since the 2009 disaster which devastated L'Aquila. Italy is one of the world's most seismically active countries, with a fault line running down the centre.



    Avalanche fears in the Marche, 13:00: In the mountainous Marche region, the Civil Protection Agency has issued an avalanche warning due to the combination of heavy snow and ongoing tremors.

    Rome opens historic centre to traffic, 12:49: To help ease strain on the roads after the closure of Metro lines earlier today, the capital has announced that the Limited Traffic Zone in the city's centre will be open to vehicles.

    Metro routes have been replaced by bus services while checks are carried out on the tracks.

    More collapses reported, 12:38: Parts of buildings in Campotosto and Poggia Cancelli have collapsed, along with farm buildings in Grisciano, Accumoli, Rai News reports.

    There have been no reports of casualties in Wednesday's quakes, but 15 farmers are still missing. A total of 850 firefighters are carrying out checks and recovery efforts, but Italy's fire service said it had not been informed of anyone trapped by the earthquake.



    Quake magnitudes revised, 12:32: The Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (Ingv) has revised its estimates of the morning's earthquakes.

    According to the new figures, the first quake was measured at 5.1, the second 5.4 and the third at 5.3. Earlier estimates had put the magnitude of the first two quakes at 5.4 and 5.7.

    Local mayors speak to media, 12:28: Mayors from some of the towns affected by the earthquakes have been speaking to Italian press.

    The mayor of Montereale, Massimiliano Giorgi, said on RaiNews24 that for the moment, "there has been some damage, but no major collapses and there are no victims".

    Sergio Pirozzi, mayor of Amatrice, said his town was experiencing the worst snow in more than 50 years. "People can't get out because there is up to two metres of snow," he told Rai reporters. "We have been awake all night trying to resolve the problem."

    Both mayors have called for steam turbines to assist in recovery efforts in the snowy towns, while Giorgi said that he was waiting for army soldiers to arrive in the town.

    On Tuesday evening, Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti announced that the army would be assisting people isolated by the heavy snowfall.

    Amatrice’s bell tower has completely collapsed, 12:23: According to a report in local paper Rieti Life, the bell tower of Amatrice is completely destroyed after Wednesday’s tremors.

    The 13th-century civic tower was damaged but left standing by the August quake, but was significantly damaged after later tremors in the region last October. Now, Rieti Life says the tower is destroyed “once and for all”.

    Concern for missing farmers, 12:14: Concern has been raised over fifteen farmers in the villages of Spelonga and Colle di Arquata, Italian news site Adnkronos reports.

    Family members have not been able to get in touch with the farmers since they left to feed cattle. “There are up to two metres of snow, the situation is dramatic,” the mayor of Arquata del Tronto, Aleandro Petrucci, told the paper.

    Emergency services in difficulty, 11:58: Italy's fire service shared on Twitter that they are carrying out further checks following the latest, stronger tremor.

    "Operational difficulties due to the snow-covered streets," they said.

    Evacuations in Rome, 11.52: Office workers have been evacuated in Rome, together with students at local schools and universities.

    The region is currently affected by heavy snowfall and below-freezing temperatures, which has seen already fragile buildings put under extra stress and farmers raise fears for their animals living in stables and shelters which have not been rebuilt.

    A third quake, 11:33: A third major earthquake has been reported. According to Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (Ingv), the latest tremor had a magnitude of 6.3, with the epicentre in the L'Aquila area once again. As with the earlier quakes, the movement was felt in Rome.
    Red Cross gives advice, 11:25: Italy's Red Cross shared information about what to do in case of an earthquake, warning those who were inside buildings to find shelter under a table or similar and avoid using stairs or lifts, and those who were outside to stay far away from bodies of water, tall buildings and industrial plants.

    People in the area were also asked to avoid using roads and telephones, in order to keep networks free for rescue workers and emergency services.

    Second quake hits Italy, 11:20: Just under an hour after the first tremblor, a second quake of above 5.0 magnitude has been reported, this one stronger and longer than the first.

    People in the area were also asked to avoid using roads and telephones, in order to keep networks free for rescue workers and emergency services.

    Second quake hits Italy, 11:20: Just under an hour after the first tremblor, a second quake of above 5.0 magnitude has been reported, this one stronger and longer than the first.

    The head of Italy's Civil Protection Department, Fabrizio Curcio, said he was waiting to hear from local mayors and firefighters in order to assess any damage from the latest tremor.

    Montereale is located in a national park and is 36km from the province's capital, also called L'Aquila, a town which has still not been fully rebuilt following a devastating quake in 2009, the agency reported.

    Amatrice, the town struck by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake which left 299 dead, was also close to the epicentre of this latest quake.

    According to news agency Ansa, the latest quake has caused some minor damage to Amatrice. Firefighters are carrying out checks on the town, though these are complicated by the poor weather conditions.

    Over the weekend, residents from nearby Accumoli had protested over a perceived lack of government will, with one protester telling The Local: "The rubble is still there; nothing has been moved, and then there's the aggravating factor of the snow and frost."
    http://www.thelocal.it/20170118/5-4-...-central-italy
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    I'm so very sorry for the people of Italy for they have been bombarded left, right and center!

    The combination of earth quakes, I hear, has made things worse by these affected areas receiving more snow than they had ever had in the past, thus blocking roads and making delivery of food and supplies for survivors literally impossible.

    Politics in Italy have become a travesty!

    Refugees have inundated everywhere!

    I fear for the just and fair who don't deserve this fate at all!

    Sorry to go a little off-topic. I'm just a little emotional about it since I have relatives in Italy and they say the situation is becoming dire.

    Be safe MorningSong!
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    In Rome tomorrow !

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    Love Italy, the people, food all of it, and yes Morningsong, the quakes have been steady since last year, just like a drum unfortunately it is beating faster now. Prayers for you guys over there.

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    Dutchsinse predicted, he said he'd failed this morning but it all happened within hours of his relief...
    However, at that time all his internet was cut off, and access to his channels.
    https://www.facebook.com/dutchsinse?...WSFEED&fref=nf

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    Quote Posted by avid (here)
    Dutchsinse predicted, he said he'd failed this morning but it all happened within hours of his relief...
    However, at that time all his internet was cut off, and access to his channels.
    https://www.facebook.com/dutchsinse?...WSFEED&fref=nf

    I have followed him for years, he's a genuine guy, not into profits. His methodologies can be practised by others, as he shares. One of the good guys ❤
    Hia Avid - Mitch Battros has been predicting earthquakes and eruptions of volcanoes for years - when there is a solar storm, the particles Mitch says end up being absorbed, and it is like running electricity into the heating element of a kitchen range/stove. Put the energy in and things get HOT, put in a LOT of energy and things melt. Faultzones slip when they melt, magma moves when it melts (eruptions possible).. Look at the solar storm data and one can get a "prediction". Not rocket science, just look at the particle storm happening, and, guess what, we are in the middle of a solar particle storm:

    Quote THE LIGHT SHOW BEGINS: As predicted, Earth is entering a stream of high-speed solar wind on Jan 18th. This morning in Alaska, first contact with the stream produced a bright outburst of auroras. Sacha Layos sends this picture from the outskirts of Fairbanks:


    http://spaceweather.com/



    This is how it is done - Look at Bz (top chart), and Speed and Temp charts. If Bz starts to flip around, the magnetic field coupling is flipping, if the wind speed and temperature rises, a LOT of energy is coming in that has to be absorbed.

    After it has been absorbed, expect (predict) earthquakes or volcanic eruption activity somewhere on the planet. Take a look at what part of the planet is being illuminated at what time, and one can come up with a "guess" for how long after the energy heating will things start to be active.

    It's not rocket science, just simple observation of solar activity.

    Mitch Battros's website is: https://www.earthchangesmedia.com/mi...h-endorsements
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