by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Best wishes and warm thoughts to the ancient city of Norcia, Italy, the birthplace of St. Benedict, the father of monasticism.
Norcia was flattened by a 6.6 magnitude earthquake and only a facade remains of the 14th century St. Benedict Cathedral.
[…] Bloomberg reports Powerful Quake Shakes Italy, Topples Benedictine Cathedral.
Norcia, Italy (AP) — Another powerful earthquake shook Central Italy on Sunday, sending panicked residents running into piazzas, raining boulders onto highways and toppling a Benedictine cathedral and other historic edifices that had withstood several recent quakes. There were no immediate reports of deaths.
The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 was the strongest to strike the country in nearly 36 years, hitting a mountainous region northeast of Rome where people were still unnerved after a pair of jolts last week and an August quake that killed nearly 300.