I’ve been reading Alex Roe’s Italy Chronicles, for well over a year and I love it. (It was the first blog I added to my blogroll!)
It gives me an insight into so many aspects of Italian life. It covers a wide rage of topics including food, music, culture, current affairs, politics… – the list goes on. Alex isn’t afraid to comment some of the darker aspects of Italian life which is refreshing as Italy, wonderful as it is, certainly isn’t perfect.
Abruzzo sometimes gets his attention, and in his recent post Following Earthquakes in Italy he’s put together some links on earthquake information that I think will be really useful for all those who have connections with Italy and/or spend time there.
He is spot-on when he writes “Italy is a seismically active country, as the destructive 6.3 magnitude earthquake in April 2009 in the Abruzzo region clearly demonstrated.” But he puts it in context when he says “Highly destructive earthquakes are rare in Italy, but more importantly, construction technology means that properly constructed buildings can resist all but the most powerful of earthquakes”.
For Italians everywhere, for anybody who has property in Italy, for anybody who plans on moving to Italy and for anybody who has friends or family in Italy, Alex Roe’s post on where and how you can get accurate information about the magnitude and location of an earthquake is well worth reading.
I’ve started subscribing to the National Earthquake Centre’s Recent Earthquakes in Italy RSS feed. If RSS isn’t your preferred subscription method you can go to the website or you can follow updates on Facebook or Twitter.
See Following Earthquakes in Italy by Alex Roe for all links.