October 30, 2016
After the last earthquake, a top Jew said that Yahweh did it as revenge against the Italian people for not doing enough for the Jews.
If Yahweh is doing these earthquakes, it seems to be that Italy would be more than justified in responding to them with a declaration of war against Israel.
A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 on Sunday rocked the same area of central and southern Italy hit by quake in August and a pair of aftershocks last week, sending already quake-damaged buildings crumbling after a week of temblors that have left thousands homeless.
The earthquake was believed to be the strongest to strike the country since 1980. A 6.9-magnitude quake in southern Campania that year killed some 3,000 people and caused extensive damage.
Some 20 people suffered injuries, most of them minor, investigators said. However, numerous buildings that had resisted the previous quakes collapsed. Crews were responding with helicopters as rockslides blocked many roads, the head of Italy’s civil protection agency, Fabrizio Curcio, told reporters.
The deputy mayor of Norcia, Pierluigi Altavilla, said his house remained standing, but everything inside had been toppled. “It seemed like a bomb exploded inside the house,” he told Sky TG24.
Residents already rattled by a constant trembling of the earth rushed into piazzas and streets after being awoken by the 7:40 a.m. quake.
Many people still had been sleeping in cars or evacuated to shelters or hotels in other areas after a pair of strong jolts on Wednesday. Curcio said 1,300 had been evacuated to the coast, and more would follow.
Pope Francis told crowds at St. Peter’s Square, “I’m praying for the injured and the families who have suffered the most damage, as well as for rescue and first-aid workers.” Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti told priests in the Umbria region to hold Mass outdoors.
It’s definitely a mess.