Italy Reels After Fourth Earthquake
Just days after previous earthquakes, central Italy was hit once again for the fourth time in three months. The 6.6 magnitude quake – Italy’s strongest in 36 years – has injured 20 while no deaths have yet been reported. Many historic buildings, such as the medieval basilica of St Benedict in Norcia, were destroyed. After last week’s quakes of magnitudes 5.5 and 6.1, many cities were evacuated, saving many lives. Tremors were felt as far south as Rome and as far north as Venice. All of the quakes stem from the widening of a complex system of plates in the Apennines at a rate of 3mm per year. Regardless, the earthquakes have left residents on edge and put “people are on their knees psychologically."
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