December 19, 2021
An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale shook the Italian city of Milan on Saturday morning without causing major damage. The earthquake originated at 11:34 am in the province of Bergamo, in the Lombardy region, as confirmed by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). Although the epicenter was located in the small municipality of Bonate Sotto, about 50 kilometers from Milan and at a depth of 26 kilometers, the shaking was noticed especially in the large city in northern Italy, as well as in Pavia or Como. Shortly after, At 11:57 a.m., another earthquake of lesser magnitude (2.2) was reproduced with its epicenter at Osio Sotto.
At the moment, there have been no personal injuries or damages or notable incidents. Some public facilities in Bergamo, a city near Bonate Sotto, were evicted. In Milan, half an hour after the tremor was felt, the Italian security forces announced that there had been no warning or emergency call. Of course, in all the places where the tremor was felt, many people took to the streets scared by the movement of their houses. Some of them shared their experience on social networks with videos and images. “It was short, but intense,” described one of them. On Twitter, the word earthquake was immediately positioned as one of the trends of the day in Italy, a country that has suffered severe earthquakes in the past.
On the other hand, this Saturday morning there was another earthquake in Greece, of magnitude 5.4 and that has affected the south of the country. The epicenter has been located in the Mediterranean, between the Peloponnese peninsula and the island of Crete, according to data provided by the Geodynamic Institute of Athens. In this case there was no damage either.
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