Aftershocks in Italy

I thought the mention of 1,000-3,000 aftershocks in NZ was scary, but take a look at this situation. See: Italy’s Zone of Endless Shaking.

The Oct. 30 quake was catastrophic, but hardly a one-off event. Since Aug. 24, the broader area has endured some 28,500 earthquakes and aftershocks, with at least 47 above 4.0 magnitude. Some have cracked buildings; some have merely rattled dishes in cupboards. Others have not been felt at all. But every day the earth is still moving.

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2 Responses to Aftershocks in Italy

  1. Let’s hope that when Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pledges to rebuild dozens of stricken towns “as they were, he means better and stronger, while retaining their historic look.

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