Eartquake in Italy

Italy
May 31, 2012 8:04pm CST
I am not scared of eartquakes... normally. But that's because my country, Italy, is not seismic, so we don't experience many eartquakes. In these days some tremors scared us and (sadly) killed 15 people in a little city not far from mine. We don't have structures build to resist cause, I repeat, it doesn't happen at all in years and when it happens it's really "soft". Now I'm afraid, I live on the third floor in a 4 centuries old building, police said we don't have to go on the stairs during the eartquake cause they are fragile, so how we can escape? Have we to jump from the window on our third floor? We are really unprepared. Any of you who live in seismic countries knows exactly what to do? Any tip is welcome.
3 responses
• Indonesia
1 Jun 12
hi, angelheart, so sorry to hear that. but how is the situation in Italy now? I saw the news about the earthquake in Italy -if I'm not wrong it's happen twice? and it make Italy cancel the football friendly match with Luxemburg.Well, earthquake is bad disaster,and I live in Indonesia which has many seismic area of earthquake. may be you ever hear about the earthquake in Indonesia previously which happen in several place and some of them are very worst and made tsunami happen. thankfully I live in safe teritory which free from the earthquake -but still afraid if only it happen to me.most of people in my country protect themselves by looking for the table and hide themselves under the table.but if they were on the high building, they will try to exit the building because ti can be dangerous if the building may fragile or destroyed *welcome to mylot
• Indonesia
1 Jun 12
yeah, in fact, earthquake can attack our country anytime.It's sad, but we have to ready anytime.hide in table is often show to in television, but may be we have to prepare table with strong material.I'm not sure with protect our self in car. when the earthquake is coming, I think we would not ready for preparing stuff such as food or water, but the SAR team or police or government should prepare them for society and victims while we try to save our self
@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
4 Jun 12
Oh gosh! I didn't realise that on myLot there was someone from the earthquake area and my heart goes out to you! I am further north than you, in Piemonte, but I felt the tremors last Tuesday here and they scared me stiff There is some interesting, but at the same time scary, reading on other sites concerning the fact that the tremors don't stop and what is causing them. Together with all the other problems that we have to put up with here right now, life is becoming very depressing. You might like to add this interest: http://www.mylot.com/w/lists/16_99172/default.aspx where you will see that there are other topics concerning things near you (and me). I know how terrifying it must be for you right now and you will be in my thoughts. I can't offer you any advice because it seems that the whole situation could just change from one day to the next and all that there is right now is to hope that it all ends soon
• Italy
5 Jun 12
Thank you mysdianait, I don't know mylot very well yet, and i didn't check if there was a "dedicated" area, I will browse it. I'm lucky that earthquakes didn't damage our house but I know people, living in the nearby cities, who had to leave their houses cause they were not safe. :( Still hoping and praying :)
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
1 Jun 12
Yeah earthquakes are really scary and it happens without any prior signalling. Well i can recommend you to avoid staying in apartments having many floors and rather staying in a 2 or 3 floor apartment or u can prefer staying in your own-built house. This is because the apartment inmates are more prone to disastrous effects during the earthquakes. Besides in the event of earthquakes its better to come to the streets along with your family members without carrying about the stuffs inside the home.
• Italy
4 Jun 12
Hi Subhojit, thank you :) My apartement is in a 3-floors building, my mother she has her own built country-house, so she's a little bit safer. I'd just like to update news: other tremors yesterday and this morning, but I'm lucky and I didn't notice that. Authorities said this situation could go on for months :( We still sleep "having an open eye" (as we use to say here) and wearing some clothes even if it's hot enough to sleep in underwear lol, and we don't lock our entry door to escape whithout obstructions. Crossing fingers and praying for the future :)