The day Rome didn’t disappear
Romans let out a sigh of relief Wednesday morning.
Everything was still in place: buildings, famous ancient ruins, schools and homes.
In recent months, concerns of a possible earthquake that was going to destroy the "Eternal City" spread on the Web. It all started with the misinterpretation of the theory of Raffaele Bendandi, a seismologist who died in 1979 who claimed a major quake would take place on May 11, 2011. After the Japanese earthquake, concern turned to anxiety.
And with the best view of the planets clustering before sunrise Wednesday, it caused further panic.
In some areas of the city, nearly 50% of the shops where closed. On doors are quick handwritten notes: ‘Closed for inventory."
While several minor quakes rattled the country prone to temblors, none came like the one in the purported claim. Still, some residents fled, just in case....
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