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Old 12th May 2009, 02:50 PM
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Bruce,

I just returned from Ofena late last night and I must say things are better than I expected. Looking at seismic charts, the ground is still shaking quite regularly, but most of the tremors are around magnitude 3 and near the original quake.

You place next to the old olive oil storage vats (which I had amazingly never noticed before) appears to have held up well. And the house behind and above you has not fallen on it (which would be possible concern). It all looks to be perfectly intact.

That being said, like a few have posted elsewhere, there is sometimes damage to the interior despite no viisble exterior damage. My place had some rather big cracks in the ceilings and walls, especially where there are steel support beams, as these resist movement and do not move with the shockwave. The plaster cracks away, forming cracks along the beams, but in some ways is a good indication of the strength, rather than weakness, of the building. So I would expect you may have some plaster and dust, but hopefully no major damage.

Giacinta is doing well, her shop is back open and Vicenzo is back working at the Comune which is open. The Aufinum bar suffered no damage and is open and as lively as ever. Giacinta has taken in several family members to her home who did lose houses in the quake so we are giving our place to them for use for their guests who are booked in this summer. I can ask if they need any further houses for this or any other purpose.

I can send you photos if you like just forward your email to [email protected]

Cheers, Jon
very glad to hear life is getting back to normal for everyone. I have been getting a few enquiries for accommodation to stay via my website at Ofena.

If anyone has any property they want to let out in Ofena for holiday lets please get in touch - it seems that I am getting enquiries as the normal routes are full. Check out the website for details.

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very glad to hear life is getting back to normal for everyone. I have been getting a few enquiries for accommodation to stay via my website at Ofena.

If anyone has any property they want to let out in Ofena for holiday lets please get in touch - it seems that I am getting enquiries as the normal routes are full. Check out the website for details.
You did well to buy that place, it was one I looked at a couple years ago! Great little balcony and you've made a nice job of it. Looked okay when I was there just over a week ago. No exterior damage was noticeable. I'm next going to Ofena on May 29th so I'll let Giacinta know this may be available if I hear from them in the meantime.

Thanks, Jon G - Via Moscardelli 16

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