New earthquake strikes central Italy

New earthquake strikes central Italy
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A strong tremor of at least 5.


A strong tremor of at least 5.4 on the Richter scale has been felt in central Italy. It is said to have affected at least four regions.

Early reports suggest it struck near the border between the regions of Marche and Umbria, but the epicentre is still unclear.

The quake happened at a depth of 10 kilometres.

A tremor was felt as far away as Rome, where buildings shook.

It comes two months after a strong earthquake which struck on August 24, killing almost 300 people and levelling a number of small towns in the centre of the country.

Map of the testimonies received so far following the #earthquake M5.5 in Central Italy 40 min ago

— EMSC (@LastQuake) October 26, 2016

According to RAI TV, the earthquake was felt in Amatrice, one of the worst hit towns by August’s tremor.

*** Visso (1,200 pop.) looks like the village which felt the earthquake most. Part of buildings reportedly collapsed#earthquake#italy ***

— Antonello Guerrera (@antoguerrera) October 26, 2016

Mid-interview in #Rome Whole building moved in #earthquake

— katya adler (@BBCkatyaadler) October 26, 2016

Just heard from my cousin—all is well in L'Aquila. Hopefully elsewhere as well! #earthquake

— Catherine D'Andrea (@CathyDAndrea99) October 26, 2016

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