Confusion In Rome As Another Earthquake Hits Italy

By Ikenga Chronicles October 30, 2016

Confusion In Rome As Another Earthquake Hits Italy

A major earthquake struck central Italy early Sunday, with strong tremors felt in Rome — less than a week after big tremors rattled the country and two months after another left almost 300 dead, according to Associated Press

There was no immediate word on casualties or the extent of the damage.

Residents already rattled by a constant trembling of the earth rushed into piazzas and streets after being roused from bed by the quake at 7:40 a.m. local time (2:40 a.m. ET).

The USGS initially measured the quake at 7.1 but revised it down to 6.6. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre put the magnitude at 6.6 or 6.5 with an epicentre about 100 miles northeast of Rome.

Italian media reported that the epicentre was close to the town of Rieti, in the area affected by earthquakes on Wednesday.

In the central town of Norcia, heavily damaged in the August quake, nuns rushed out of their church as the clock tower appeared about to crumble.

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