Sunday, October 30, 2016

Italy Struck With Powerful Earthquake

On October 30th, Italy suffered a 6.6 magnitude earthquake strike. According to an article written by Gretel Kauffman for The Christian Science Monitor, the earthquake struck throughout central Italy at just before 8am in the local time. This earthquake has come at an inopportune time for Italy. Struggling already with internal upkeep, resources to rebuild will be hard for Italy to come by, and may cause significant actions to occur in order to acquire the supplies needed. The magnitude of the quake is the largest Italy has experienced in three decades, and caused damage to towns and historical structures. So far, there are no reported deaths, but at least twenty people have been listed as injured. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has reportedly made a promise to find a way to acquire the funds to begin rebuilding, but the method of where money will be diverted from has yet to be decided.

Benjamin Ubert

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