|La Repubblica graphic - |
Monterosso is to the left, on the ocean,
by the "S" in Spezia.
More or less.
It registered a 5.4, which is enough to (again, pun) shake things up, but not enough to cause significant damage. However, an already nervous region is again unnerved, as some scientists are warning that this is a reminder that the area does have a good amount of seismic activity, and that even stronger quakes are certainly possible. The epicenter was not far away, in between Parma and Liguria, and tremors were felt as far north as Switzerland.
I learned the phrase, "Ci manca anche questo", which means, more or less, "Yeah, we REALLY needed this too", sarcastically. It's an appropriate idiom for these past few months.
And the Ligurian children are lucky they don't have a system where you have to "make up" days of school you missed, like we do in the U.S., because they don't have school again tomorrow (yes, there is school on Saturday mornings in Italy) due to seismic activity. Regardless, twice in a week, and more then that in 3 months since the flood.
|I present the earthquake damage at my apartment: my banana nutella loaf fell over, ha.|
Thank goodness that's it.