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.