May 7, 2017
A series of earthquakes in 553 and 557 caused significant structural damage to the Hagia Sophia, and during such a tremor on 7 May 558, the dome of the basilica collapsed completely, destroying the ambon, altar, and ciborium.

October 27, 2016
More Earthquakes Rock Central Italy and Render Damage Only two months since the devastating 24 August earthquake , two more significant tremors, registering 5.4 and 5.9 magnitudes respectively, struck near the Italian town of Visso on 26 October and sent shockwaves that resonated across the Italian peninsula.

August 28, 2016
Happening Today: MUSEUMS4ITALY The Italian Cultural Ministry (MiBACT) has declared that all Italian museum ticket sales on Sunday, 28 August, will be donated to recovery efforts following the catastrophic 6.2 magnitude earthquake this past week in central Italy.

February 5, 2015
On 5 February 62 CE, the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were hit by a strong earthquake with a magnitude approximated between 5 and 6 on the modern Richter scale.

September 26, 2014
On 26 September 1997, a series of earthquakes shook central Italy and caused part of the Basilica of Saint Francis at Assisi to collapse.

August 20, 2013
On this day in 79 CE, small earthquakes started taking place around Mt.

July 26, 2013
Il Giornale dell’Arte and Ermanno Rivetti report in The Art Newspaper that Kazakhstan gives €1.7m to restore Baroque Italian building in earthquake-damaged town of L’Aquila.

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