Monday, April 6, 2009

Italy Earthquake

Complex Geology Behind the Italian Earthquake

Live Science — The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck central Italy in the wee hours of Monday morning has a complicated geological story behind it.
The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 3:32 a.m. local time (9:30 p.m., April 5 EDT), was near the medieval city of L'Aquila, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northeast of Rome.
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Italy Quake Kills More Than 70; Thousands Homeless

Bloomberg — Italy’s deadliest earthquake in almost three decades killed at least 150 in the region of Abruzzo today, left tens of thousands without shelter and leveled buildings that had stood for centuries.
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, speaking in a televised interview late today, updated the death toll in the central province of L’Aquila and said 1,500 people were injured.
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L'Aquila earthquake damaged ancient baths in Rome

Telegraph UK — The third-century Baths of Caracalla in Rome were damaged by the earthquake that struck near L'Aquila, central Italy, on Monday, a city archaeological authority told reporters.
The baths "suffered some damage," Angelo Bottini said, adding that the results of an initial inspection had "not yet been precisely evaluated".
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