Associated Press: Italy Earthquake Kills Dozens, Reduces Towns to Rubble


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  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    My thoughts are with them.

    I can’t help but relate this to the link Will had up about drama & natural disasters. This is one of the reasons why I have a real hard time supporting movements to preserve older construction. I can see the value for certain buildings with significant historical value, but overall, given the advances in construction techniques and the ability to design & build homes to resist natural disasters, we shouldn’t wait for such widespread destruction before conducting urban renewal.Report

  2. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    And then, also awful, I learn later today of another large earthquake in Myanmar. This one seems to have been less deadly than Italy’s, but may have a more lasting impact on that nation — it struck at the heart of the slowly-emerging tourism industry there, damaging ancient and magnificent temples.Report