Dear Ducatisti friends,
the devastating and tragic effects of the earthquake, which recently
hit the Po Valley north of Bologna, are well known to everyone for the
heavy toll they took in terms of material damage and human lives...More here
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CAVEZZO, Italy - An earthquake killed at least 15 people in northern Italy on Tuesday, damaging buildings and spreading panic among thousands of residents still living in tents after a tremor in the same region destroyed their homes just over a week ago.
Officials said several people were trapped under the rubble of houses and warehouses in the Emilia-Romagna region, where several building sites and workshops had just reopened after the previous quake on May 20.
Civil protection officials said 15 people were confirmed dead. S even people were killed in the May 20 quake that, like Tuesday’s, had its epicentre not far from the city of Modena.
Italian television showed buildings shaking and collapsing, ambulances racing across towns and rescue workers battling to remove rubble.
Workshops and factories outside Cavezzo, a village about 30 km (20 miles) from Modena, suffered considerable damage, a Reuters reporter said.
Sports car maker Ferrari and motorcycle firm Ducati closed their plants in the region for safety reasons....More here: http://www.torontosun.com/2012/05/29/strong-earthquake-hits-northern-italy
UPDATE: More images here: http://www.repubblica.it/
The entire Emilia region of Italy that was hit by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake last Saturday which left seven dead (mostly workers on night shifts) 6500 people homeless and more than 13,000 people unable to return to their jobs in the vast industrial areas of Modena, Ferrara and Bologna due to the damages.
With the economic and euro crisis having already taken its toll on the country, the aftermath of the earthquake is having an effect in the production and distribution chain in numerous sectors, including Ducati’s. The Borgo Panigale factory luckily did not suffer any damages, but several of their local suppliers have and this could cause production to be disrupted, according Ducati’s CEO Gabriele Del Torchio.... http://www.twowheelsblog.com/post/10275/ducati-production-at-risk-after-earthquake
A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake, it’s epicenter approximately 22 miles from Borgo Panigale and the Ducati factory, struck Italy this morning at 4:04 a.m. (0204 GMT) and was followed by a series of jolting aftershocks. At least two of them reached magnitude 5.1, sowing fresh panic, further damaging already weakened buildings and causing more structures to collapse. No significant damage has been reported at Ducati....For the rest of the story, click the headline