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Thu Aug 25, 2016, 09:54 AM

Did I just hear that almost 250 are dead in that Italian earthquake

and many are still missing? Buildings are still crumbling from aftershocks.

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Reply Did I just hear that almost 250 are dead in that Italian earthquake (Original post)
malaise Aug 2016 OP
onecaliberal Aug 2016 #1
Warpy Aug 2016 #2
meaculpa2011 Aug 2016 #3
Warpy Aug 2016 #4
meaculpa2011 Aug 2016 #5
Javaman Aug 2016 #8
malaise Aug 2016 #7
Avalux Aug 2016 #6

Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 10:00 AM

1. Yes. Many at still missing and there are tourists. It's going to get worse.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 10:12 AM

2. BBC revised the total down to 241

but as they dig through the rubble, more are likely to be found.

Unreinforced masonry is deadly.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 10:16 AM

3. My cousins still live in my grandfather's house...

in a hilltop town south of Bari.

The house was built in the 14th Century, as were most of the homes in the historic center of town.

They would not stand up well to an earthquake.

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Response to meaculpa2011 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 10:19 AM

4. It's really hard to retrofit a building that old

and still retain any of its charm. Let's hope there are no earthquakes there.

I also hope earthquakes are taken into account when the villages that were destroyed this time are rebuilt. They will be rebuilt, there is something in the Italian character that is very attached to places. See: the area around Vesuvius.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 11:20 AM

5. I lived in Peru years back...

and a month didn't go by without feeling tremors in Lima.

You could see the chronology of building codes and technologies in the areas hit by even small quakes.

Newer homes built to seismic standards still standing, others reduced to rubble.

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Response to meaculpa2011 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 04:02 PM

8. I have distant cousins in Bari.

small world.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 11:38 AM

7. Latest BBC International news says over 250

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Aug 25, 2016, 11:33 AM

6. I traveled through Italy 2 years ago, in that area.

It's heartbreaking to see the destruction and loss of life...my thoughts and prayers are with those suffering.

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