6.6 Earthquake Just Cracked This Italian Mountain In Half

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6.6 Earthquake Just Cracked This Italian Mountain In Half

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6.6 Earthquake Just Cracked This Italian Mountain In Half

South Ride of Monte Vettore | Photo Credit:

South Ridge of Monte Vettore | Photo Credit: Jefftaylor@xwb.com | Cover Photo: Sky TG24

This weekend, a massive earthquake shook Italy with one tremor actually breaking off a piece of Monte Vettore (8,123′) reports Sky TG24.

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While the extent of the fracture has yet to be explored, some scientists believe the crack might indicate a separation between the upper reaches of the mountain and its more solid, foundation bedrock.

The earthquake is just a part of a larger seismic story that started back in August when a 6.2 earthquake killed roughly 300 people. The earthquakes are the result of a tectonic pull that is seeing a portion of the Tyrrhenian Sea expanding west.

Find out more here: This Weekend’s Italian Earthquake Shattered Part Of A Mountain

 

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