The quake was deep under the ground at 6-7 kilomenters and damage should not be serious
I live here and, at first floor, in front of my Pc the 'crash' has been scary.
Now, at this moment, only 3 hours after that earthquake, the elicopters of Italian Civil Protection plays around the places of that thingalso the damages, i repeat aren't bigs.
For more news about that earthquake, go here ( is in italian language, sorry)
Update after 7 hours ( translate with 'Bing translator' from PERUGIA Blog, and corrected by me):
PERUGIA EARTHQUAKE: RECORDED A FEW DAMAGE
After a very first estimate of damages made by upward with the civil protection - fire - brigade helicopters authorities have said damage seem minor, as provided for by the power of the earthquake measured in 4.2 degrees on the Richter, scale, and because the depth of the epicenter - between Deruta and Marsciano' Towns - was roughly calculated over 7 kilometers, damage are very slight, as perhaps not everyone knows the epicentre is deep damage will be less, although the seismic wave then expands on a wider area, indeed to Perugia you heard very well, as if were was a little distance from the mentions, instead you is at least a 30 of kilometers, if not more than.
Another speech is for heart attack or others people token by ills for fear of, for example, to my neighbor, an emergency ambulance arrived to help that old man whose heart has not stood up to the fear of a shock so strong and unexpected.
Despite only 2 days ago, on Sunday is registered a nearby Gubbio earthquake at 11 in the morning, this today, right after lunch, at the stage of digestion, could be very dangerous for elderly people with heart problems or, more generally.
Perugia is a city accustomed to earthquakes there are weaknesses in multiple places of Umbria: parts of towns of Gubbio in Norcia, Cascia and Visso, from which the hundred-year old said: "Norcia Cascia and Visso, God the did and then, damned", an ancient said that with a few words suggests that those jobs are one of the weaknesses active and most important of Central Italy, and is not finished, because another place to historic for earthquakes in Umbria risk is in the Apennines, on the borders of the marches, but begins his work as slow moving from the area of Assisi.
Umbria is a region with high seismic risk, I think that 90 % of the territory is considered at risk earthquakes.
However, there are also positive sides in this situation:
- - the first is that the know and we lives with its.
- - also have years that we build earquake-proof homes
- - seismic homes pursuant to;
- - so frequent earthquakes are not ever devastating, typically, are entities of middle - low power; not ever have time to 'load' you too to then release great deal energy, disseminated energy before it this arrives at too high levels seems to happen, when one another devastating earthquakes of high magnitude.