CENTRAL ITALY HEAT BY EARTHQUAKE

BREAKING NEWS
Italy Earthquake Live Updates: 6.6-Magnitude Quake
Rattles Central Italy, Parts Of Rome
BY SUMAN VARANDANI @SUMAN09 ON
10/30/16 AT 3:32 AM
UPDATE: 3:52 a.m. EDT — Emergency officials reportedly
said several buildings were destroyed in Sunday’s 6.6-
magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy.
Local media reports said that in the town of Norcia, the
Basilica of St. Benedict, which traces back to the year
1200, collapsed as a result of the earthquake, while the
Co-Cathedral of Santa Maria Argentea also suffered
major damage.
Some parts of Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
also felt the earthquake.
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Original story:
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake was felt near Norcia in
central Italy on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey
(USGS) said. The tremor comes just days after two major
quakes and about 60 subsequent temblors shake the
country.
The USGS said Sunday’s quake was centered 42 miles
southeast of Perugia. The epicenter, about 82 miles
northeast of Rome, was 67 miles deep. Tremors were
also felt in parts of the capital. There were no immediate
reports of damage or casualties from the latest
earthquake.
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On Wednesday, a 5.5-magnitude quake struck near Visso
in Macerata province, followed by a 6.1-magnitude
tremor in the same area two hours later. Authorities
reportedly said that these tremors were linked to the big
quake two months ago which had killed at least 300
people and leveled several towns.
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7:15 AM – 30 Oct 2016

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