6.2 Earthquake Wrecks Central Italy, Kills At Least 120: “Town Doesn’t Exist Anymore”

by | Aug 24, 2016 | Emergency Preparedness, Headline News | 55 comments

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    Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time. Earthquake watchers have been observing the build up of pressure and worrying about the likelihood of destructive mega-events at hot spots all around the world.

    But now, a 6.2 earthquake has destroyed the lives of many people in small towns in central Italy, while it shook the capital in Rome.

    At least 120 people are dead, and rescue workers are still searching for survivors and totaling the massive destruction.

    As RT reported:

    A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake followed by a series of aftershocks has rocked central Italy. Strong tremors were felt in the country’s capital, Rome, and several small towns and villages have been seriously damaged with over a hundred killed and hundreds injured.

    Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday evening that at least 120 people are dead as a result.

    The quake hit at 01:36 GMT with an epicenter 76 kilometers southeast of the city of Perugia, the US Geological Survey reported.

    The town of Norcia, home to some 5,000 residents, lies just 10km southeast of the quake’s epicenter, according to US Geological Survey (USGS). The ancient Italian city of Spoleto in the Perugia province with some 40,000 residents is located 35km east of the quake.

    The worst hit was the small town of Armatrice, with some 2,700 residents, which witnesses have described with this terrifying phrase: ‘Town doesn’t exist anymore’

    As RT reported, several people are trapped under the rubble, and it is not yet clear how many of those have survived:

    Caterpillar Radio2 reported “many collapses” in the town of Amatrice in the Rieti province.

    “I’m trying to contact the services. The town doesn’t exist anymore,” he added.

    Although, there is no information on the casualties yet, several people are trapped under the rubble, the mayor confirmed, La Republica reported.

    “There’s been a landslide and a bridge might collapse,” the mayor told RAI.

    The scale of devastation is massive, and yet scientists are expecting many earthquakes of even bigger magnitude that could absolute wreck any number of given spots around the globe, with little warning.

    While Italy attempts to get back on its feet, experts fear that the “big one” could be coming to many other potentially volatile locations – and several of the most dangerous spots are in the United States, especially Southern California.

    Major earthquakes, tsunamis and resumed volcanic activity seem to stir up multiple areas of heated activity. Eventually, Mother Nature must unleash that pressure, so in many respects it is only a matter of time.

    Italy has always been in a precarious zone for earthquakes and volcanoes because it sits between the Eurasian and African plates, and is subject to a huge amount of tectonic pressure. Thus, it has been subjected to the majority of earthquakes in Europe, as this map demonstrates:

    That fact is etched in the minds of all who remember the notorious destruction of Pompeii, which was completely overcome by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius back in 79 A.D.

    Unfortunately, the lives lost cannot be recovered, but there are some important basic steps your family can take to prepare to evacuate and hopefully avoid the path of destruction.

    This map shows the most dangerous areas in the United States, where people should make serious preparations to avoid the worst.

    Here are some tips from Ready Nutrition on Prepping Before an Earthquake Happens:

    If you live in an earthquake-prone area, there are many things you can do … Preparing survival tools, emergency food and water, communication devices, first aid and pre-determined safety zones where family members can meet will help everyone to remain safe and calm.

    Some places are safer than others during an earthquake.  Remember that ground movement during an earthquake is seldom the direct cause of death or injury. Most earthquake-related casualties result from collapsing walls, flying glass, and falling objects.

    These important safety tips can help you to quickly get to the best safety zone no matter where you are.

    If you’re inside:
    DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and HOLD ON until the shaking stops. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building.
    Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, such as lighting fixtures or furniture.
    Stay in bed if you are there when the earthquake strikes. Hold on and protect your head with a pillow, unless you are under a heavy light fixture that could fall. In that case, move to the nearest safe place.
    Use a doorway for shelter only if it is in close proximity to you and if you know it is a strongly supported, load bearing doorway.
    Stay inside until the shaking stops and it is safe to go outside. Research has shown that most injuries occur when people inside buildings attempt to move to a different location inside the building or try to leave.
    Be aware that the electricity may go out or the sprinkler systems or fire alarms may turn on.
    DO NOT use the elevators.

    If you’re outside:
    If you are outside when an earthquake occurs, try to remain out in the open, away from buildings, trees, telephone and electrical lines.  Elevated expressways and bridges should also be avoided.
    Unless you are in immediate danger, stay where you are.
    However, move away from buildings, streetlights, utility wires, bridges, or overpasses.
    Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops. The greatest danger exists directly outside buildings, at exits, and alongside exterior walls. Many of the 120 fatalities from the 1933 Long Beach earthquake occurred when people ran outside of buildings only to be killed by falling debris from collapsing walls.
    If you’re in a moving vehicle:
    Stop as quickly as safety permits and stay inside the vehicle. Avoid stopping near or under buildings, trees, overpasses, and utility wires.
    Proceed cautiously once the earthquake has stopped. Avoid roads, bridges, or ramps that might have been damaged by the earthquake.

    If you’re trapped under debris:
    Do not light a match.
    Do not move about or kick up dust.
    Cover your mouth with a handkerchief or clothing to avoid inhaling dust
    Tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers can locate you. Use a whistle if one is available. Shout only as a last resort. Shouting can cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.
    Protect your head as well as possible in the event that aftershocks cause the debris to shift.

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      1. Shake, Rattle and Roll.

        • A two days’ warning was given for the Italy earthquake. The Japan earthquake of 2011 also had two days’ warning. Dutchsinse has proven over and over and over again that earthquakes CAN be predicted! Contrary to what the gvmnt agencies want you to know.
          On you tube: Large Italy EQ — 2 day warning given

            • I sent your link to my brother the geologist. He though this mans work was awesome, but he has seen first hand how government money becomes invested in ideas (even if they don’t work). The current technology for predicting earthquakes requires huge arrays of sensors that monitor earth movement and internal pressures. It commands lots of money to finance the arrays

              Like fusion research the government money goes right to the best politically connected, biggest project, to the exclusion of all other research. The biggest projects attract the most money, and a percent of that money circles back to buy political influence. The smaller researcher even with functionally provable concepts are excluded.

              • Mac,

                Great article! Can you please explain why you are sourcing RT for this article? I can’t help but think that there is a spin or a hidden agenda in their report. My mother use to listen to Radio Moscow regularly in an attempt to find balance and hear what the other side had to say during the ‘Cold War’. Of course the ‘fog of war’ was very, very thick, but it was ‘our side’ versus ‘their side’. Which side are we on now? I know many of my fellow commenters have great faith and trust in Putin and everything Russian, what about you? I will try to keep an open mind, but, do we need to be promoting RT?

                Louisiana Eagle

                • Sorry, but I see the BBC and MSNBC as a bigger propaganda and disinformation threat than RT news.

                  • Hate to point this out but a 6.2 earthquake isn’t a very big earthquake.Anything better than poor stone work should stay up.

                    • Earthquake intensity vs damage is also a function of the direction of movement.

                      Earthquakes that hit the US West Coast move laterally one plate moving North and the other South, or even stationary.

                      In the new Madrid 1812 earthquake, the center of the North American plate moved up much like an old fashion oil can where you push up on the bottom center and it pops.

                      The New Madrid type earthquake is much more destructive even when the quake is rated much lower. The mountains of Italy are being pushed up by a collision of the African and EuroAsian plates. The motion in this quake was up and down like a New Madrid quake.

                  • PTPO,

                    Perhaps you are right, but it is hard to believe that the old KGB has changed its ruthless and nefarious ways. As we learn more about the globalists and the NWO, it is equally awful. The enemy indide the gates is more to be feared than the enemy outside.

                    I didn’t want to distract from the important topic on hand, earthquakes! Where is Be Informed when you need him? His take on this subject was always enlightening and greatly appreciated. Tess’s advice is spot on and practical. Thanks.

                    Louisiana Eagle

              • On the bright side, Italy and Rome have made fortunes off of Tourism, showing off their Ruins. Now they have more to show off. (sarcastic) Just serve a good vintage of vino on the tour buses and play along.

                ~WWTI… Fur sure, this is GOD spanking the Vatican for their evil ways and partnership with the Illuminati. lol btw/ I’m still waiting for the boulders to fall from the sky, as one PissinInTheWwind, on here has threatened, for me being a heathen /non-believer in his cult affiliated Hoax-athon.

              • We have been following Dutchsinse for years, and he as always been spot on. You’re right about the money, the corruption runs deep.

                The US Geological Survey just awarded $3.7 million to six universities to support transitioning their earthquake “early” warning system into a system to give people “a precious FEW SECONDS to stop what they are doing and take protective actions before the severe shaking waves from an earthquake arrive”.

                Dutchsinse has been harassed and maligned PERSONALLY by professionals attempting to smear and discredit him, on his own Facebook page and other public forums, had his YouTube Channel and internet access blocked, etc. etc., the list goes on….

                • is Dutchsinse the same person as BI (Be Informed)? if not, what happened to him?

          • After shocks in Italy now brings the death toll up to 241 dead.


        • RE: Silver to day Thursday 25th. Silver may briefly drop bellow $18 today as the leveraged sell off and the pros try to short this to $17.87. They are dumping their positions to free up cash leading up to Fed chair Janet Yellen’s speech on Friday to raise interest rates or not. Those heavily leveraged, are trying to free up positions to sit in cash, incase they need to make some hefty Interest payments after Fridays decision. Their poor financial management is our opportunity.

          So watch the charts closely today, anything under $18 back up the truck. Then its back to the races again. I did a lot of reading on this last night. This is just a one day event to drop silver to their $17.87 range so get your wallets ready for this last one day event of 2 in mass sell off before Friday, to pull the trigger on more physical for a long position.


      2. Everything is coming apart…

      3. Four Iran Ships “Harassed” US Destroyer, Carried Out “High Speed Intercept” In Strait Of Hormuz

        h ttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-24/four-iran-ships-carried-out-high-speed-intercept-us-destroyer

        and yet once again,America shows its weakness

        they should have terminated “with prejudice”

        • The Iranians want more money.

          • Anon, It is their money in first place stolen by the Military Corps during the puppet that CIA placed in their country named Shah for decades.

          • Should just pull our people out and turn that middle east shithole to glass

            • I like the way you think!

          • No worry Obama has our checkbook out, and already contacted Iran, and said hey Mr I-Atola, pick a number between 1 and 10, and how many zeros do you want after it??.. He will overnight it on an unmarked fed-x plane.


        • Satori, “they should have terminated “with prejudice”? Why? If foreign military comes to the coast of the US, what would the US navy do? C’mon man, stop this BS of American arrogant since we have made so many so many enemies all over the world. The other people countries and resources belongs to them and not your beloved HRC and her fucking zionist supporters.

      4. Clean underwear prepp for the possability that one day you may run out of clean underware. ..God help us all

        • Emergency Waste removal prep.

          You take your knife out.
          Drop your pants
          Cut the shitty underware off and discard.
          Pull up Pants.
          Resheath knife.
          Go about your way

        • GS,

          My grandmother use to say, “Cleanliness is next to godliness!” Always pack extra underwear and sox.

          Louisiana Eagle

      5. Italy is very old. The buildings are sometimes hundreds of years old. By contrast, modern American buildings must be retrofitted to withstand earthquakes. New buildings have bases that sway like being on roller skates, some actually use ball bearings.

        I hope when these village cities are reconstructed, the Italians do it with top notch materials and high tech earthquake proof them.

        Earthquakes are bad, so is the terrible invasion from the Middle East and Africa. For this, and for the takeover of the Government by J*wish Criminals, I hope Italy will rid itself of the corrupt outsiders and the Italians can live happily and peacefully once more.

      6. and yet the 9 quake in japan did not topple a single building or damage them?????

        • PSH,
          The Japanese have been perfecting earthquake proof houses for centuries. They typically prefer post and beam construction with mortise and tendon joints. Their houses are built like we in the US, used to build fine furniture. You won’t find brick used anywhere.

          This Italian city was full of buildings some of which were near a thousand years old, dry rot and concrete that is disintegrating from age, plus hundreds of years of previous earthquakes is why so many died.

          Never the less it was not as bad as the typical third world earth quake that kills tens of thousands.

      7. and yet the 9 quake in japan did not topple a single building or damage them?????
        and why dont this message go trough but tells me i have double posted it when i am typing it now first time..

        • hmm,fucking laptop buttons jammed,egg on my face!!!:)

        • Japan has had pretty good engineering standards and a lot of wood frame construction, this part of Italy is mostly old stone and mortar buildings or timber and brick too, dont hold up so well to shaking, not common to have quakes in this region

      8. Just wait , a huge 9.0 will hit the new Madrid right exactly when this hurricane hits new Orleans in 5 days …… Nowhere to run nowhere to hide from a 9.0

        • That would be quite the punch

        • I live in the yellow area of the New Madrid. I think the Cascadia and San Andreas will happen before the New Madrid.

      9. UMM , I,m lookin at the US earthquake map .
        I,m in a white colored zone .
        So , am i a racsist ? OMG ! The map colors are racist.
        White colored areas on maps should not be allowed, it sends the wrong message to black folk and hispanics .
        We need to change this map , now !
        Thats it , I,m callin Hillary , we need to act now !

        • You ever worked with a black guy
          in North Dakota?
          I’ve done -40 not
          factoring wind chill.
          They don’t do so well.

        • You do that, get yer arse in gear and get the social justice police on this inequity

      10. Off topic,saw 20 military trucks,flatbeds with cargo containers,heading west on I-20 La. all marked explosives!
        Maniac –out

      11. Microcephaly is the tip of the iceberg. Zika: ‘Worst Brain Infections That Doctors Will Ever See’

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      12. many disasters natural,tis a good reason in itself to prep,even if all man made disters somehow diverted nature at times reminds us who is really in control.

        • Yup, and it aint us!

      13. I prep.
        At my home,
        I’m exposed to:
        Wild fires
        and a few others that escape
        me at the moment.
        My biggest fear is man.
        Especially Democrats.

        • Yea, you ever notice how the north side of most of the islands have real high cliffs, must have been one hell of a heave at some point in the past,,, im thinking someday it will happen again

          • NB-KF – A more logical reason for cliffs on the north side is that there is less sunshine, creating less plant growth, creating more erosion during rain storms opposed to the mass lush green on the south side holding the soils in place. Thus on the north side you have those cliffs and miles of awesome waterfalls on the Road to Hanna. I also suspect the plant growth species on the north side is much different than the plant life growth on the south side because of the amount of sun exposure.

            Go take a look on any map using the overhead satellite image, and all the greenery is on the Southern side of the mountain ranges, where there is more sunlight for plant growth. On the north side the image colors are mostly brown, with much less green plant growth and more erosion. Just my take.

            ~WWTI… That is why, when looking for a good BOL location, choosing a spot on a hillside or area, with a good southern exposure greatly helps to utilize solar energy for power. Dopes buy and build on the north shady side of a hill and work all year to cut wood, so they don’t freeze their asses off during winter. So when scouting out BOL property take a compass and walk the property looking for good southern exposure for solar panel placement. Try growing a garden in an all shady area. Not very productive is it?

        • Wait till hitlery steals, i mean wins the whitehouse, the local politicians will be falling all over themselves trying to appease her,,,
          I hope everything comes unglued,,
          Giant meteor 2016
          Just end it already

      14. Ciao Italia wife’s Italian a damn good cook too. lucky to have her she swears she can’t speak Italian but I hear her talk to the kids in Italian sometimes when she thinks I’m not around. She speaks it more than she lets on. I’m thinking maybe she messes up some words. We got a quake not too long ago in the middle of the night I was sleeping and never knew about it. One of the guys at work said he felt it. No damage from it. I’m not buying it we don’t get them here. One time there was a loud groan and the city investigated it and came up with nothing they could not figure out what it was or where it came from.

      15. Its sad, such a shame
        There are other places that deserve to get destroyed but these folks didnt,,
        Prayers to the victims and their lovedones

      16. This EQ is too bad. It hit a very old city that can’t be replaced.

        Let us keep those folks in our prayers.

        • Sgt.,
          I have a LEO question. In another thread there was a discussion about doors. As in securing my home. Logistics makes my master bedroom a natural for a semi safe room. I say “semi” because I know it can be breached. I’m just looking for time. As in time to use an escape ladder or mount a counter attack.

          So what is the worst door to need to breach as a LEO? Of course it’s the same worst door bad guys could encounter. Holding off hot head Leo’s is also an opportunity to negotiate.

          Steel, reinforced wood, or fiberglass?

          On a side note, my sister, not a prepper visited, and noticed my front door. It’s steel with a lousy frame. There are numerous aftermarket reinforcements I’ve added (sold for fixing a breached door). I bought a bunch and installed them on a perfectly good door frame. Hinge reinforcements. Steel deadbolt rails, etc. yes, it’s a pretty door, but I’ve done a lot for little expense, I think is pretty tough. I’m just looking for time to mount an intelligent response.

          Originally my plan was for storm protection. When hurricanes, wind shear, and tornados hit, a weak link in homes is the doors. The doors blow out and the storm inflates and blows the roof off the home and then the walls. Protect the doors and you can save the house, that’s known science.

          So the question emerges again, what is the toughest door you as a Leo have encountered?

          Yes, I’ve seen the adds for the $2,000.00 dollar super doors that are near vault quality, but what in your opinion is the best price/security door that really annoyed you as a Leo?

          Thanks in advance.

          When the storm of the century struck I used ladders against appoint wals

          • Custom built raised panel doors, we made a bunch of beautiful 2 panel doors with 2 layers of 1/8″ steel laminated into the veneer cores of the style and rail and a 3/16″ sheet laminated into the center of the panels, heavy ass doors but solid as hell, add some high dollar Baldwin cassett style locksets and its mighty hard to force open, we laminated wood veneer onto some custom made steel jambs, you couldnt even tell they were steel

          • PTPO
            The Vault is by far the hardest to get though. But most people miss how to secure the door. The FRAME and HINGES is the most important. Keep your hinges inside so they can’t be shot or burnt off.

            Solid core door with a 1/4 piece of steel will give you time. Steel on inside. (wood will slow the bullet down then it hits the steel). All doors can be breached. Always have an escape plan, because if they can’t get though the door they will have away to go though the wall or burn the house down. Watch your space under the door. Why? GAS!

            For defense inside the safe room use 12 or 20 GA. with buck shot. If you have them get in before you get out buck shot at close range will be better that an AR or AK.

            Hope this helped.


            • Srg.,
              Between you and NailBanger, I’ve got new improved ideas.

      17. the German and the Czech governments telling their citizens to stockpile food and water
        and now this

        France To Deploy 3,000 Troops To Schools: “The Threat Is Real” Education Minister Says

        h ttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-24/france-deploy-3000-troops-schools-threat-real-education-minister-says

        Europe going into lockdown mode

      18. It would be interesting to hear Be Informed’s comments on the earthquake.

        I have a friend who went to Italy on vacation and so far has been robbed and felt the tremors of the earthquake.

        God bless,

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