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Saturday
Apr062013

APRIL 6, 2009: EARTHQUAKE IN L’AQUILA

At 3:32 local time, when everybody was asleep, a shock rated 5.8 on the Richter scale - 6.3 on the moment magnitude scale - destroyed L'Aquila, the quaint capital of the Abruzzo region, and many of the surrounding villages. It was preceeded by several foreshocks and many aftershocks. 309 people are known to have died, 1,600 were injured, 65,000 became homeless. 

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