Italians are fleeing Rome, fearing an earthquake

Among the inhabitants of Rome spread panic in connection with the predicted May 11, a strong earthquake.

According MIGnews with reference to Reuters, the Italian capital is gradually empties. The streets of Rome "look unusually calm" to the height of the tourist season.

The earthquake was predicted late seismologist Rafalle Bendandi. He also predicted that the earthquake will be "extremely strong."

Local experts say that for no reason to panic. This, however, has little effect on the agitated public.

Bendandi died in 1979 at the age of 86. He famously predicted a massive earthquake in the Adriatic in 1923, however, was mistaken for 2 days. In 1927, Mussolini granted him a knighthood.

The current prediction is, however, likely to be a fiction — researchers heritage Bendandi indicate that there is no mention of his work May 11, 2011.

Recall, April 6, 2009 in Italy there was a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7. Hundreds of homes in the central region of the country were destroyed.

The earthquake killed 279 people, about 28 thousand people were left homeless. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has introduced a regime of emergency. According to preliminary data, the damage from the disaster exceeded $ 1.5 billion.

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