Powerful Earthquake Hits Central Italy Toppling Numerous Buildings

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Just a matter of days after two tremors hit parts of Italy, including Rome, a massive 6.6 earthquake has destroyed numerous buildings in central Italy – forcing locals to flee.

According to Sky News, buildings in central Italy were already weakened after the tremors on Wednesday and the earthquake in August which left 298 people dead.

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The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre has claimed that the epicentre of the earthquake was 132 kilometres northeast of Rome – where people claim the tremor was felt heavily – and 67 kilometres east of Perugia, exactly where the epicentre of last week’s quakes was.

So far there are no reports of casualties however numerous people are injured.

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The quake destroyed the 5th Century, Basilica of St Benedict, in Norcia and flattened massive parts of Arquata del Tronto and Ussita.

People have been urged to text or WhatsApp any loved ones they fear may be trapped.

The earthquake is the strongest to hit Italy since 1980.


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