Saturday, May 03, 2008

Another shake-up in Nicolosi ~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^

From La Sicilia (translation by Google). I felt this is as I was playing on-line Scrabble last night. My whole house shook violently. See reference to Nicolosi in first and third paragraphs:

Trema Etna

Three aftershocks, the last one recorded in the afternoon at Nicolosi, on the northern side of the volcano: no consequence. Mild earthquake also between Lipari and Salina.

CATANIA - A swarm of seismic forty shock was registered last night on Etna by seismographs of the national geophysics and volcanology. The two aftershocks of the earthquake most significant respectively of magnitude 2.9 and 3.3 on the Richter scale, were located on the northern side of the volcano. Both seismic events, which have not been felt by the population, have originated about one kilometer deep in an area five kilometers north east of localities' Pizzi of Blacks'.

In the afternoon, around 18.30, was reported a shock third and fourth Etna in Sicily: second instruments of national geophysics and volcanology, the shock of magnitude 1.7, was recorded in the town of Nicolosi, in the province of Catania. The quake was slightly felt by the population. From the checks carried out by the situation room Italy Department of Civil Defence not damage to persons or property.

A seismic shock was registered in Messinese at 3.26, with a magnitude of 2.4. The area affected by seismic phenomenon, according to a press release refers the Department of Civil Protection, is the sea near the islands of Lipari and Salina. From the checks carried out by the situation room Italy department are not, at present, damage to persons and property.



At May 03, 2008 9:41 AM, Blogger Leanne said...

I remember when Etna erupted last year - I had never seen anything like it. We had cear views from Taromina of massive waves of lava pouring down the was spectacular to see.

At May 03, 2008 11:05 AM, Blogger Sharon said...

Did not feel a thing here....


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