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Sun Oct 30, 2016, 05:13 AM

6.6 quake in Central Italy

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The head of civil protection, Fabrizio Curcio, has said at a press conference in the town of Rieti that “a dozen” people are reported injured, according to the Italian newspaper La Stampa. All the injuries are reported to be minor except for one who is said to be more seriously hurt.

My colleague in Rome, Stephanie Kirchgaessner, has tweeted:Steph Kirchgaessner @skirchy

Italians and the world face the sad reality that a beautiful part of Italy, in Marche and Umbria, will never be the same. #ItalyEarthquake

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 05:33 AM

1. Hopefully, this will spur the government to finally install that seismic base…

…under Michelangelo's "David" -- as art preservationists have discovered, the statue is unstable due to flaws in the original marble and, if a similar quake struck near Florence, would likely collapse into rubble. Yet, so far, installing such a base has been mired in bureaucracy for several years, putting one of art's greatest treasures at mortal risk.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 05:49 AM

2. Good post

The historical and cultural loss cannot be underestimated

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 07:56 AM

3. Yes. MUST not be underestimated, cannot be OVERestimated.

Must not be allowed to be underestimated which would lead to complacency.

Not possible to be (can't be) overestimated because it is priceless, etc.

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