Disastrous 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Flattens Italian 14th Century St. Benedict Cathedral

by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Mish Talk

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.

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