A major EU power centre (e.g. Rome) is devastated by an earthquake

A major EU power centre (e.g.  Rome) is devastated by an earthquake

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 6 - Environment (including Climate Change)

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Natural hazards

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050+

Wild Card's description 
A research that warned how vulnerable EU is to natural hazards and how poor its mitigation strategy was neglected and when earthquake shook Rome the world was in shock. Three-fourth of the city was destroyed and Vatican is now completely gone from the map. The 9.8 Richter scale quake not only destroyed the buildings and churches but worse than that it took away the life of the Pope and all klerus. While this does not seem to be the end of Roman Catholic religion this catastrophe has really changed the global landscape of social, economy, politics and security.