There are three earthquakes worthy of our attention on this Wednesday: one in Italy, one in Myanmar and one in Colorado.
Italian leaders say many of the 159 people dead in a 6.2 earthquake this morning are children. It hit in the mountains of central Italy. Small villages, built in stone, were shaken into rubble. There's no hard number on how many people are missing, in part because so many Italians and foreign tourists are in the mountains this time of year.
An earthquake even more powerful than the one that hit Italy shook central Myanmar in the afternoon. At least three people have died, and many ancient Buddhist pagodas were damaged. The earthquake was felt in Bangkok, several hundred miles from its epicenter.
The Colorado earthquake largely went unnoticed. It was miniscule, in comparison.
No one was hurt in the 3.5 magnitude quake. The buildings southwest Trinidad, where it was felt, are okay.
It's not an unusual place for an earthquake to happen.
The U.S. Geological Survey found the earthquakes in Trinidad spiked when a bunch of deep wastewater injection wells were distilled. It's not fracking, per se, but it's how drillers dispose of wastewater produced from fracking.
Studies have indicated these wells essentially prime the ground for earthquakes.