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Last Earthquake

Earthquake: off the west coast of northern Sumatra Magnitude: 8.6 Date and time: 4/11/2012 8:38:37 UTC View map: www.esri.com/earthquakemap

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The clock tower in Finale Emilia, Italy, after the earthquake which struck the area May 20, 2012. Later the same day a second quake caused the tower to collapse completely.

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Source: Youtube (Screen Capture) ITALY: During the earthquake last week, A…

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Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan meet the Pope at the Vatican

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan met the Pope on Monday while the two were in Italy following the devastating earthquake last week, which left 247 dead.

The highly enigmatic volcano of Hekla is known to be a very quiet volcano between eruptions with perhaps one or two recorded earthquakes every year between eruptions. As an eruption starts you get between 90 minutes and 32 minutes of minor earthquake activity prior to the highly explosive onset of eruption. During the last 5 months there have been weekly earthquakes and sometimes even daily earthquakes directly under the volcano ranging from 7km depth to 0.1km depth.

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Going and going: World's oldest light bulb still shining bright after 110 YEARS

This light bulb has been working continuously since 1901. It was made by a…

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Anti-Mafia official's warning over rebuilding work after deadly quake

Italian authorities fear the Mafia have infiltrated the building trade and are set to profit from the clean-up after last week's devastating earthquake. Pictures show the ruins in the town of Amatrice

from the Guardian

The 20 photographs of the week

Amatrice, Italy Rescue teams continue their work amid the rubble of the largely destroyed mountain town of Amatrice. The clear-up operation has been hampered by aftershocks, the strongest measuring magnitude 4.2. The Italian geological institute said 1,332 aftershocks had hit the central mountains since last week’s 6.2 magnitude quake