Monday, April 6, 2009

Large Earthquake Hits Italy


A large earthquake has struck central Italy. These earthquakes are always devastating because they are shallow, and the building stock is so terrible. Seems that the local hospital is almost knocked out. In the past, earthquakes of this type have wiped out whole villages, which are generally built from loose stone. Watch the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" to see this type of construction.

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