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Strong quake kills 4 in Italy cheese region

WitR EDITOR: One online report quotes officials saying the strong earthquake destroyed “many warehouses as well as thousands of tonnes” of Parmesan and Grana Padano, said Stefano Berni, head of a consortium that protects the Grana Padano designation. An initial estimate of 250 million euros ($324 million) is “very conservative,” Mr Berni said, adding that he hoped no further tremors would “further aggravate the state of the already highly damaged and fragile structures.” 

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake shook several small towns in northeast Italy Sunday, killing four people, knocking down a clock tower and other centuries-old buildings and causing millions in losses to the region known for making Parmesan cheese.

The quake struck at 4:04 a.m., with its epicenter about 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Bologna at a relatively shallow depth of 5 kilometers (3.2 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. Civil protection agency official Adriano Gumina described it as the worst quake to hit the region since the 1300s.

via Strong quake kills 4 in Italy cheese region.

Update: Via The Mirror:

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4 comments on “Strong quake kills 4 in Italy cheese region

  1. There was an interesting interview with a producer on the radio today, I think this is the link:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b01j5fwb

  2. More details and photos on the cheese carnage.

  3. Perhaps as many as 400,000 wheels destroyed.

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