At least 150 dead, 1.500 injuried and 50.000 displaced by a magnitude 6.3 Richter scale earthquake
that struck Abruzzo and center Italy at 01:32:42 UTC on April 6th.The damage is very severe
, the little village of Onna
, existing since at least year 1178, was completely destroyed and the city of
L'Aquila (pop 70.000) was severly damaged. The city hospital was rendered 90% unusable, allegedly 50% of all of the city buildings are now considered unsafe. Hundreds of pictures
have been sent on the internet by locals, while controversy ensues on a early warning
by an italian scientist (indicted a few days ago for spreading rumors about an upcoming quake), who claims that his Radon
gas detectors signaled an anomaly that may have been validated by a more extensive networks of detectors and may have saved lifes.
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on Apr 6, 2009 -
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posted by theRegent
on Oct 22, 2002 -