Earthquake in Macerata: new tremor of 4.4, thousands of homeless

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A new tremor of 4.4 magnitude was felt in Macerata, that is still upset from the old sismic that dramatically damaged Visso, Ussita and other villages in Valnerina.

At work

” We have something like 2 o 3 thousand homeless , and I think a lot more houses are not vaible any longer after the tremor of the 24 August ” said the Civil Protection after the first two waves. “It’s hard to talk about a worsening of the situation. It’s a second earthquake: the area that was in a precarious condition before it is now in a very dangerous situation ” said Cesare Spuri the head of the PC.


Hundreds of people displaced. Only in Camerino 700 were hosted in two camps set up for emergency. The only victim, at the time, is a 73-year-old man died of a heart attack caused by fright. For the rest there were no dead or seriously injured, but dozens have occurred in hospitals for various injuries, sickness or panic attacks.

Critical areas

The most difficult situations, while the inspections are ongoing, are in Visso, Ussita, Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Muccia, Pieve Torina, San Gines, Camerino, Caldarola, practically all municipalities in the epicentral area, where, Spuri detects, new collapses have occurred, the buildings that were viable before the powerful tremors of yesterday. “The center of Visso – exemplifies the head of Civil Protection – can not accommodate any more.”

The damages

Slumps are reported everywhere: in Caldarola came down the portal of a church, but also in Amandola in Fermo, collapsed the gable of the church of the convent of Benedictine nuns. Then the landslide that isolates the fraction of Peracchia, in Aquasanta Terme, creates concerns. Firefighters are trying to reach people that have been cut, including the deputy mayor of Acquasanta Gigi Capriotti.

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