Strong earthquake in Genoa at 3.39pm. The earthquake was felt throughout the city center.
Many people have left their homes and offices: the Fire Brigade is receiving many reports but at the moment there is no request for intervention.
For the Institute “At the moment I am not injured or damaged, I am traveling around the country to check for myself”. This was stated by Sergio Casalini mayor of Bargagli, a municipality located above the epicenter of the earthquake.
“I was at home and I felt a very strong shock, everything started to swing and the knick-knacks fell – he added – luckily no damage but just a lot of fright. I’m shocked”.
The mayor immediately contacted the head of civil protection of the Liguria Region Giacomo Giampedrone before continuing the inspection in the town. “My fellow citizens are already returning to their homes.” National Geosification and Volcanology team the epicenter was in Bargagli at 15.39 with a magnitude of 4.1.
The president of the Region
“In the first minutes after the earthquake – said the resident Toti – 146 calls were received from the 112 operations center at the San Martino Hospital in Genoa. Immediately after the earthquake we got in touch with the mayor of Bargagli who he reassured us and informed us that he had not detected any damage ”.
“From an initial monitoring – continues the president – the earthquake damaged the church of Pieve Alta, and a statue collapsed in the churchyard. But the important thing is that at the moment there don’t seem to be any injuries ”.
A statue of the facade and the rubble would have detached from the church of Pieve Ligure, 7 km from the epicenter. The church is San Michele Arcangelo, one of the first churches (parishes) built in Liguria, whose original building was erected before the year one thousand. The church was then rebuilt between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
The railways suspended traffic on the Genoa-La Spezia line as a precaution after the earthquake felt in Genoa and in the east. Convoys do not circulate between Genova Brignole and Santa Margherita Ligure after the computer systems have sent alerts to the operations center. A survey is underway along the RFI technicians line to verify that the systems are in place Circulation also suspended in the Genoa-Ronco Scrivia section on the Genoa-Milan / Turin lines