An international team of scientists – led by Prof. Alessandro Tibaldi, from Milan Bicocca University – have been working, since November 2015, on a major collaborative research program under the aegis of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Science for Peace and Security program. The involved researchers come from Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan. Continue reading NATO, at the forefront of preventing geological-related disasters
During the Magnitude 8 earthquake that hit Mexico on September 8, 2017, most of the inevitable media hype was on the observation of mysterious blue lightning in the sky during the temblor. The lights witnessed by thousands of witnesses are the so-called Earthquake Lights (EQLs). Continue reading The mystery of Earthquake Lights
Italy has once again been struck by a deadly temblor that, to date, caused 290 deaths and thousands of injured. This is the seventh deadly quake in Italy in the last 40 years, with most of the tremors concentrated in central-southern Italy.
On January 13, 1915, the southern Italian Region of Abruzzo was struck by one of the worst earthquake ever to hit the peninsula in historical times.
Florence and the Chianti region have been hit by small-magnitude quakes for a few days now. The strongest temblor hitting the area, on December 19, has been measured at M 4.1 on the Richter Scale and was triggered at about 7 km depth.
The court of appeals in the Italian city of L’Aquila, which was struck by a lethal earthquake in 2009, has acquitted the six scientists (geologists and seismologists) who were sentenced to six years in jail in October, 2012, for providing misleading and inaccurate information to local residents in the days preceding the quake.
On the night of April 6, 2009, a moment magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck central Italy in the vicinity of L’Aquila, the capital of the Abruzzo region, killing 309 people and destroying or rendering uninhabitable approximately 20,000 buildings. The quake injured at least 1,500 residents and temporarily displaced more than 65,000.
A revolutionary scientific experiment is under way in Italy, in the area that was severely hit by two earthquakes in May 2012.
The Earth shook twice in Northern Italy in May 2012, in a land where earthquakes were never regarded as the most dangerous of natural hazards.
27 people were killed, hundreds were wounded by the two consecutive temblors (reaching M 5.9 and M 5.8, respectively) with epicenters only a few kilometers away from each other. Continue reading Man-made quakes in Northern Italy?
A strong earthquake hit south-eastern France and north-western Italy on the evening of April 7, 2014 (9:27 pm Italian time), along the Italian-French border in the Western Alps. Continue reading The Alps are shaking