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Instead of highlighting the danger, Canada Goose sale they said the experts had made statements playing down the threat of a repeat of the earthquakes which wrecked the town in 1349, 1461 canada goose coats on sale and 1703, Canada Goose Parka saying the uk canada goose outlet smaller shocks were a geological phenomenon

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Additional reporting by Cristiano Corvino and Kate Kelland in London, writing by James Mackenzie; Editing by Alison Williams.

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