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Italy's Tremble-Prone Geology Shakes the Economy

A major tectonic fault line, ancient architecture, and a flagging economy make for a dangerous situation.

Last month's earthquake that wiped an entire medieval hilltop village is the third major tremor of its kind to shake Italy in about seven years. The combination of fragile architecture and a stagnant economy makes it that much harder to pick up the pieces.

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