Rovigo, October 29, 2023 – In the province of Rovigo and beyond, we continue to wonder if they will arrive other earthquakesafter those registered in a few days. In chronological order the first took place on Wednesday, October 25 at 3:45 p.m. magnitude 4.2 located in Ceneselli (Rovigo), while the second at 5:29 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 of magnitude 4.2 also located in Ceneselli (Rovigo) and a subsequent earthquake at 5:35 p.m. of magnitude 2.4 with epicenter in Salara (Rovigo).
Earthquakes that they didn’t cause any damage to buildings and injured people, but which generated fears among citizens with the memory of the strong earthquake of 2012. We asked an expert about the advantages of these earthquakes very close together and with the same epicenter Giorgio GiacchettiFor two years he has held the position of president of the order of geologists of the Veneto Region.
How can we explain these two earthquakes so close together and in the same epicenter?
“A fact that is part of seismic normality. The 4.2 magnitude earthquake is felt on the surface, they are flakes that overlap each other, in deep sliding planes. “This is normal in these tremors, then a seismic swarm can follow.”
What is the situation like in the Veneto region at the seismic level?
“Let us consider that the Po Valley, on an ideal line between Bologna, Mestre and Treviso, is an extension of territory that registers an annual shortening of 2 millimeters, little or nothing. “The earthquakes of recent days may also be a symptom of these movements.”
Are the tremors of recent days like those of 2012 in Emilia-Romagna?
“It can be said, from a geological point of view, that it is the same situation in the seismic field. In fact, the suffering recorded in the Apennine area at that time is the same as that recorded in the plains, fortunately without damage. “It is the same situation as the movement of large tectonic flakes.”
Is there anything to fear even in the Po Valley?
“We need to worry rationally and correctly, without alarmism, since there are clearly no certainties that could lead to cases similar to that of the Emilia-Romagna earthquake in May 2012. The Po Valley in its history is linked to the earthquake, but It can be said that the tremors are very rare in time, on the axis between Parma and Bologna, extending to Rovigo. Here they do not usually occur frequently, it is clear that when they are felt they are with noticeable force. So there is something to worry about, but the important thing is to continue learning about earthquakes and build better and better in the construction sector. We cannot know when other earthquakes may arrive. “We have intensified statistical knowledge, but I repeat that it is necessary to improve construction more and more.”