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January 27, Italy earthquakes: Why the country gets so many of them, and how to survive one [ Independent ] Once again, Italy has been shaken by deadly earthquakes.
Dozens of guests and staff at the Hotel Rigopiano in the Abruzzo region are missing after multiple quakes triggered a massive avalanche. The luxury hotel, in the shadow of the Gran Sasso mountain, was engulfed by snow and rubble. As the rescue and recovery continues, questions have been raised about the dangers in one of the most seismically active regions of Europe.
How many earthquakes have there been in Italy recently? Dozens, but most of them have been of fairly modest magnitude. There have been three of greater than 6. The events were on 24 August 6. They have all happened in a relatively small area of central Italy, about halfway between Rome and the Adriatic port of Ancona.
These most recent earthquakes have occurred in the Apennines, the mountain range that forms the central spine of the country.
Typically, the stresses gradually build and then release catastrophically. Why is Italy so susceptible to earthquakes? They are moving together at a rate of mm a year. The US Geological Survey adds: It has been suggested that deeper lithospheric processes are controlling some of the deformation observed at the surface.Italy earthquakes: Why the country gets so many of them, and how to survive one [ Independent ] Once again, Italy has been shaken by deadly earthquakes.
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