There was a small earthquake near Castelnuovo in the Garfagnana yesterday at about 4.00pm.
We felt it here in Bagni di Lucca quite strongly. There was a loud noise and my house shook for a couple of seconds.
There are no reports of damage to people or property. People here seem to be fairly used to having the earth shake, but this was my first earthquake, and I have to say I didn’t like it one bit.
If I hear anything more I will let you know.
Ditto, Debra! I too am not longer an earthquake virgin as it was quite strong in Lucca. It was a very weird experience, not one I want to re-experience! Monie
I want that to be my last earthquake too.
ciao Debra, I felt it in Lucca, too! I live on the 4th floor in the city centre and it was awful and long!! It is not my first earthquake, because as you said in this area, especially in Garfagnana, they are quite frequent,
I remember that when I was a child, they were waiting for a strong one and we were suggested to leave Bagni and the mountains. Many people went to sleep in their car in the stadium in Fornoli, fortunately nothing happened,
If you do a little bit of research you will find out that the biggest one was in 1929, if I am not wrong. It is really an akward feeling because when you feel it, you cannot do anything about it and then even when it’s gone…it leaves something inside you…Anyway, glad that nobody was hurt!
I don’t want to be arpund for anything stronger, this was more than enough for me.
Little earthquake?! It was strong! And the plaster fell off most of my inside walls. Have to do over the plaster in most rooms, and bathroom tiles cracked also… Not pleasant at all!
Things shook in my house, but there was no damage. I am sorry to hear about your plaster and tiles.
Good to hear that it was not that bad, although a bit scary. Most of us know that tremors can always be expected, not only in Italy but in many other European countries. I read that an elderly lady died of a heart attack, following the tremor, at Piazza al Sercchio. Very sad!
I hope there are no more for a while.
I have been in Bagni since 1972 and this was the worst one..bits of plaster also fell from my walls .
The worst was in 1920 when my mother was just a baby living in Chifenti..they told her she risked her life as something big, whether part of wall or wooden beams, fell near her crib…in all the region 200 deaths!
Luckily nobody has been hurt. Let’s hope there are no more.
I can understand your feelings. We had an earthquake here about a year and a half ago, and my area is NOT known for earthquakes, not one bit. Scary, but no one got hurt.
Things seem to be going on as normal here, which is good.
I saw on Heathers blog there was one , very scary! They seem to have so many ????
This is the first one I have felt here. There was a little one last year but I wasn’t aware of it.
They are scary…I felt the first one while visiting Japan. I’m glad you didn’t have any damage except to your nerves, which is bad enough.
It is a very strange feeling, and knowing there is nothing you can do is the worst part.
terremoto like motobiccicleta?! zounds! didn’t learn that ONE while studying last year.
I haven’t heard that expression.
did I make that up? Is a more usual expression motoccicleta… ?!! Still makin’ that up?! <:-D
thanks for keeping us all updated
It seems that everything is going on as usual.
Sorry to hear about the earthquake, but we should be happy about the lack of victims. Tuscany, and specifically the Bagni Di Lucca historically have always experienced shakers. Hangnail in there Deb….have a nice glass of red wine or two….Here in the San Francisco area it’s the same as Toscana.
Yes, we are lucky nobody was hurt. My hometown of Brisbane has just had some wild weather and there are trees down and local flooding. The weather has gone mad.
Hangnail…….I hate smart I-pads
Don’t you hate it when they “correct” your spelling.
I’ve just been reading about a string of further small quakes you might have felt…. Not what you want to welcome you back! But let the knowledge that these things happen in Italy all the time be a little comfort. Take care. x
I know that Italy is an earthquake zone. I will know what it is next time one happens.
I am glad nothing happened. I had many experience with earthquakes and none of them was good. You know we are in the risk area. I hope and wish not happens again. Take care, be in safe. Love, nia
Hope we get nothing worse than this one at least.
My hopes too, dear Debra.
I hope you can still see our house on the hill, in front of you, and it wasn’t crumbled down.
Your house is still there, and looking just as good as usual.