Rescue teams were working through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble that remained of central Italian towns flattened by an earthquake that hit in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 159 people.Rescue teams were working through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble that remained of central Italian towns flattened by an earthquake that hit in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 159 people.
Most of the damage was in the Lazio and Marche regions, with Lazio bearing the brunt of the damage and the biggest toll. Neighbouring Umbria was also affected. All three regions are dotted with centuries-old buildings susceptible to earthquakes.Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said the Cabinet would meet on Thursday to decide measures to help the affected communities.
Italy sits on two fault lines, making it one of the most seismically active countries in Europe.The last major earthquake to hit the country struck the central city of L'Aquila in 2009, killing more than 300 people.The most deadly temblor since the start of the 20th century came in 1908, when an earthquake followed by a tsunami killed an estimated 80,000 people in the southern regions of Reggio Calabria and Sicily.
"From the investigation of major earthquake can be found around the world, more than 95 % of the casualties are due to damaged or collapsed buildings caused by" Director of the China Earthquake Networks Center Huaiwen Pan said. Losses caused by the earthquake gradually be taken seriously around the world, Chinese Fifth Version "of Chinese Seismic Zonation Map" will be officially implemented from 1st June. A new generation of seismic zoning map appropriate to improve the overall requirements for seismic resistance, highlighting the housing, construction and other standard anti-collapse.
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