Monday, April 06, 2009

The Italian Quake.

The earthquake around the Italian city of L'Aquila has killed over 150 people and made tens of thousands homeless.

It is one of those natural disasters that no-one ever believes will happen to them. One minute life is normal and peaceful and the next there is little left.

A claim has been made that an Italian scientist had tried to warn the authorities about the imminent danger some time ago, but he had been silenced for scaremongering. However, a spokesman for the Italian Civil Protection Agency has said he does not believe this would have been possible.

Whatever the truth of the claim, it is too late to be of comfort to the people who were killed or made homeless by the quake, which registered a massive 6.3 on the Richter scale.

It is humbling to think that an event that lasted for only around 30 seconds, could cause so much devastation and loss of life.

Once again, nature has sent a reminder of how vulnerable we really are!

2 comments:

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

Been watching it on the news all evening... this is so sad.

Westerly21 said...

I just hope that an early warning was not really ignored. So much loss of life for nothing!