EARTHQUAKE Aquila Abruzzo Rome Italy
Follow this link to read our update from today 7th April about the Earthquake Abruzzo.
The are some very moving stories in the comments (see end) of this blog and some detailed information about specific damage to certain villages near Aquila.
Italian Earthquake Abruzzo Official Donations website is the Italian Charity Caritas Italiana. see below.
- 150 reported dead
- 1500 injured
- 10,000 buildings affected
- 50,000 people affected
- Aquilla is the mountainous region 50 miles North East of Rome. Rome not affected
- Epicentre at Tornimparte, Abruzzo.
- International help from Russia / France / Greece has been offered.
- Berlusconi cancels his trip to Russia to visit Aquila.
- Reports that last week an earthquake expert raised the alarm and was ignored.
- Aquila hospital suffered. First Aid been delivered to casualties in the street.
- Aftershock smaller tremours making rescue dangerous.
- No official casualty list yet, nor helplines. Please be patient if you are looking for loved ones. Will publish when available.
- Theres a good map of the locations suffered in the earthquake here thanks to ANSA. Click the small map at the bottom of their page to see in detail.
- Remember its the older towns that really suffered, though there are cases of some modern buildings that have collapsed.
Italian Earthquake Abruzzo Official Donations website is the Italian Charity Caritas Italiana.
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this is lifted from their website :
Per sostenere gli interventi in corso (causale “TERREMOTO ABRUZZO”) si possono inviare offerte a Caritas Italiana tramite C/C POSTALE N. 347013 o tramite UNICREDIT BANCA DI ROMA S.P.A. IBAN IT38 K03002 05206 000401120727 Offerte sono possibili anche tramite altri canali, tra cui:
• Intesa Sanpaolo, via Aurelia 796, Roma – Iban: IT19 W030 6905 0921 0000 0000 012
• Allianz Bank, via San Claudio 82, Roma – Iban: IT26 F035 8903 2003 0157 0306 097
• Banca Popolare Etica, via Parigi 17, Roma – Iban: IT29 U050 1803 2000 0000 0011 113
• CartaSi e Diners telefonando a Caritas Italiana tel. 06 66177001 (orario d’ufficio).
And translated means : “Abruzzo Earthquake official site”
Italian Earthquake Abruzzo Official Donations and help can now be made by sending donations to the Italian Charity “Caritas Italiana” directly to their bank account.
Beneficiary Name : Caritas Italiana
Name of Bank : UNICREDIT BANCA DI ROMA S.P.A.
IBAN IT38 K03002 05206 000401120727
Message to beneficiary “Terremoto Abruzzo”
OR you can call directly Caritas Italiana on +39 06 66177001 and make credit card donations with Diners Card.
ROME – After a series of aftershocks recorded in the evening, at about 3.30am last night the earth trembled at Aquilla, North East of Rome, causing casualties. The Civil Protection has not yet provided a number of the dead but has officially confirmed that the collapses have caused casualties. The earthquake, which was heard throughout central Italy, was of 5.8 magnitude equal to the eighth-ninth degree of the Mercalli scale and the epicenter was recorded five kilometers deep. Many buildings in the historic center of Aquila have collapsed. The building that houses the pharmacy of the “San Salvatore” L’Aquila collapsed. The garrison hospital has suffered several injuries and damage. The police may be considering a possible evacuation, even partial, of the hospital.
VICTIMS – The Civil Protection speaks of 18 victims, including 5 children. This is the situation across the country: – L’AQUILA: 4 deaths, all children – CASTELNUOVO five – POGGIO PICENZE: one – TORMINTARTE one – FOSSA: two of which a little girl – ONNA: 60 – VILLA SANT’ANGELO two.
In addition, over 30 people are missing.
It was a strong earthquake : ”there are thousands of displaced people and 10’s of thousands of buildings collapsed and damaged.” Said the manager of Civil Defense, Augustine Miotto.
There were many people who ran to the streets. From the first information the student area has suffered worst. The dome of the Church of the Holy Souls in the city centre. Even the cathedral has suffered structural damage.
The main shock was followed by over a hundred aftershocks. People felt over 20 of these, the strongest of which, of magnitude 4.6 to 4.37. “There will probably be more aftershocks so it is dangerous to be close to damaged buildings.” The warning comes from the director of Civil Defense Agostino Miozzo.
Traffic blocks for the Rome-L’Aquila (A24) from Rome. The traffic is blocked in the direction of Abruzzo from the GRA (Gra) in the capital.
Aquila – There are people trapped in a house in the historic center, in Via XX Settembre, collapsed and firefighters are digging them out from the rubble.
The dome of the Church of the Holy Souls in the city center is damaged. Even the cathedral has suffered structural damage.
The Student House Caso dello Studente, is badly damaged and maybe some students are still within the building.
Bad damage in Castelnuovo di San Piero Camere where the church has collapsed with 5 victims.
Paganica l’Aquila suffered badly as has Onna and Fossa.
See the italian national news at www.tg1.rai.it
see videos on you tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFb5tLCrS5s
International donations can be forwarded at see above at top of this posting.
Blood donations are been requested across Italy
View a map of Earthquake areas in Italy
Do you have relatives in Aquilla Rome Italy?
For further details contact (I will provide when i know)
Emergency helplines : Civil Protection Rome Tel +39
Send any offers of help (not money) to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Italian Red Cross are also taking official donations on the Italian Red Cross Abruzzo Earthquake page on line.
Taken fron their site in Italian
Per effettuare donazioni alla CRI si posso utilizzare i seguenti sistemi:
Conto Corrente Bancario
C/C BANCARIO n° 218020 presso: Banca Nazionale del Lavoro-Filiale di Roma Bissolati
Tesoreria – Via San Nicola da Tolentino 67 – Roma
intestato a Croce Rossa Italiana Via Toscana, 12 – 00187 Roma.
Coordinate bancarie (codice IBAN) relative sono:
IBAN : IT66 – C010 0503 3820 0000 0218020
Cause :: PRO TERREMOTO ABRUZZO
Conto Corrente Postale n. 300004
intestato a: “Croce Rossa Italiana, via Toscana 12 – 00187 Roma
c/c postale n° 300004
Codice IBAN: IT24 – X076 0103 2000 0000 0300 004
Causale: Causale PRO TERREMOTO ABRUZZO
Donazioni on line: ONLINE DONATIONS
È anche possibile effettuare dei versamenti online attraverso il sito web della CRI all’ indirizzo:
l’ufficio stampa di Croce Rossa Italiana:
il portavoce del Commissario Straordinario di Cri:
Tommaso Della Longa +39.318.104.22.1685