Italy Struck by Strongest Earthquake Since 1980
They’re taking no chances. Schools are closed in Rome today over structural stability concerns after central Italy was struck by a magnitude-6.5 earthquake yesterday. About 20 people were injured but no deaths were reported, likely thanks to evacuations of vulnerable areas after two other recent quakes in the region. Hundreds of aftershocks followed Sunday morning’s tremor. Thousands have been left homeless, their houses rendered uninhabitable by the damage, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who committed 40 million euros to relief efforts after last week’s quakes, promised even more funding.