An Italian rescue official has said that a number of people have been killed after a hotel was hit by an avalanche, apparently triggered by an earthquake on Wednesday. Rescuers battled overnight to reach the hotel close to the Gran Sasso mountain in the Abruzzo region. "There are many deaths," Antonio Crocetta, the head of a mountain rescue team, was quoted as saying. Up to 30 people were in the Rigopiano hotel at the time of the avalanche. Jan. 19 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38674788
Cardinal ingresses of the Sun are considered among the important events in mundane astrology. The incident has occurred just four days after the Sun entered sidereal Capricorn. A chart for the Capingress drawn for the co-ordinates of the Rigopiano hotel is shown here. Notice that it places the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square on the angles with Pluto on the IC.
Richard Tarnas associates Uranus-Pluto with “the unleashing of the elemental forces of nature in various senses”. This would include volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, landslides, cave-ins, tornadoes and hurricanes, tsunamis and floods etc so that an earthquake followed by an avalanche fits here.