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Thousands of people are reported to be staying out of Rome for the next few days, over fears the city will be hit by a huge earthquake.
The panic was sparked by rumours that seismologist Raffaele Bendandi, who died in 1979, predicted the city would be devastated by a quake on 11 May. Officials have insisted quakes cannot be predicted and special programmes have run on state TV calling for calm. But many people said they were leaving the city to be on the safe side.
They were based on work by Bendandi, who was knighted by Mussolini in 1927 for his prophetic meteorological skill.
He was said to have used his theory that the movement of the planets caused seismic activity to accurately predict a 1923 quake that killed 1,000 people.
Before he died, he pinpointed 11 May 2011 as the day Rome would be totally destroyed - to be followed by two more catastrophic events in May 2012.
Whats next. Oh yeah, the christens are saying 21st of this month. My god, if I believed this stuff I would be in a padded room by now.
Sorry for that. Should of been more direct in saying what Christian group was saying that BS. Anyways there is far to much dooms dayers making predictions. Thanks for pointing this out.
Originally posted by Raelsatu
reply to post by aarys
Lolol. Exactly the way I see it. Every day I catch a new prediction, and every other day I mark another one off. Tbh I don't even mark anything off because I don't follow any in the first place. If one of these cataclysmic predictions actually come true one of these days, it'll be noted on the front page in countless threads. Not like we're gonna miss anything.
MADRID — Two earthquakes struck southeast Spain in quick succession Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, injuring dozens and causing major damage to buildings, officials said. It was the highest quake-related death toll in Spain in more than 50 years.
The epicenter of the quakes – with magnitudes of 4.4 and 5.2 – was close to the town of Lorca, and the second came about two hours after the first, an official with the Murcia regional government said on condition of anonymity in line with department policy.