While residents east of Rome slept this morning, a deadly quake shook the earth. As of now, almost 100 people have died, 1,500 were injured, and tens of thousands are homeless. The search for survivors continues in the medieval town of L'Aquilla, and camps have been set up for those who lost their homes.
About a month ago, seismologist Gioacchino Giuliani predicted a large quake in the area. Vans equipped with loudspeakers went around telling people to evacuate their homes. But the local authorities accused the scientist of spreading panic, and he was forced to remove his warning from the Internet. While many claim that its impossible to predict earthquakes, this sounds like a dangerous form of censorship!
Check out photos of the destruction and recovery in this slideshow.