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Italian Earthquakes Reshape Region, Lower Land

A series of earthquakes that rocked central Italy last week reshaped more than 600 square km (230 square miles) of land, lowering areas around the epicenter by up to 70 cm (28 inches), according to data released Monday. Earthquakes measuring 5.5 and 6.1 hit the area Oct. 26, followed by a 6.6 magnitude quake Oct. 30, the biggest tremor to strike Italy for 36 years. Although no one died in the multiple quakes, dozens of buildings collapsed and Italy's National Institute for...

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