Anyone at home will be waking up the news of the Earthquake in the next few hours.
So far we have been extremely lucky and are okay although it gave us a real fright when it first kicked off.
We are about 5km from the city centre in a modern single storey house built on a concrete pad staying with a Guzzi friend so we are very fortunate. We have been told to stay put for now as the roads are gridlocked anyway, we will try to get out tomorrow.
We are still getting severe aftershocks now which make the entire house shake like a rag doll but we are in a safe place so we are staying put for now. We would love to help those less fortunate but we have been told to stay away from the centre as its obviously unsafe. The city centre is a mess and a lot of people have been seriously hurt and killed so our thoughts are with them and their families.