Luckily, there has been a lot of support offered from around the world as rescuers continue to look for victims. Others are doing their part too as Pope Francis led people a prayer for the victims of the earthquake instead of his normal catechism lesson and people on social media are getting involved!
Apparently friends and relatives of those buried or trapped have been using Facebook's safety check feature which lets users mark themselves as safe as well as contact people to let them know of their current state after an emergency.
Unfortunately, this wasn't the only major quake Wednesday as Yangon, Myanmar was hit with a 6.8 magnitude earthquake. The good news is, the U.S. Geological Survey has said that some casualties and major damage were certainly possible, but nothing too extreme as the impact seemed to be localized in an area where earthquakes commonly occur.
The big difference between the two incidents is the larger shake in Yangon was reported at being centered 84 kilometers (52 miles) below the surface, while the one in Italy had an approximate depth of 10km (6.2 miles). A quake that's origin is at a much deeper depth will not have near the impact on the surface as one centralized closer to the surface.
While we can't begin to imagine what the victims of these terrible tragedies are going through, our hearts go out to them and their loved ones during this extremely trying time.
The YouTube celebrity posted a lengthy, emotional video revealing that she and her husband are ending their marriage.
While sharing the sad news with her over 4 million subscribers, Colleen immediately broke down, saying:
"I am dreading making this video. I'm just going to say it. Joshua and I are getting a divorce. Man, that sucks to say out loud."
But, Miz Ballinger stressed that her former flame didn't wrong her in any way, adding:
"I want to start off by saying Joshua is a wonderful man, and I am so in love with him. This has nothing to do with he's a bad person, or he did something horrible to me, or anything like that. He's a good person and I love him."
Instead, the singer clarified that they ultimately weren't a good fit together: