Tuesday, 18 June 2024
Major Earthquake rocks central Italy

Major Earthquake rocks central Italy

 An earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck in central Italy today, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. It was reported that the earthquake occurred in the town of Norcia in Central Italy.

The earthquake brought down numerous buildings across central Italy on Sunday and emergency services were checking to see if there were any casualties, civil protection authorities said.

This is the third earthquake to strike Italy in a week.

Previously almost 300 people were killed in central Italy on August 24 by a quake that levelled several small towns. Today’s quake reportedly measured 7.1 according to an initial estimate by the U.S Geological Survey but was later revised to 6.6. 

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