Earthquake Chronicles: Finale Emilia, Italy 2012 M 6.0
A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck at 4:04 a.m. Sunday, May 20th, 2012, with its epicenter about 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Bologna at a relatively shallow depth of 5 kilometers (3.2 miles) According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Civil Protection Agency official Adriano Gumina described it as the worst quake to hit the region since the 1300s.
Since then three more earthquakes have hit this area. Read the reports from our engineers from Milan who are on location in Emilia Finale providing damage assessment services.