Powerful Earthquake Strikes Central Italy Near Norcia

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Central Italy Near Norcia
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A strong earthquake has struck near Norcia in Central Italy, destroying numerous buildings.

The magnitude of it measured as 6.6 and was at a depth of only 1.5km (0.9 miles) by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS said the quake was centered 68 km (42 miles) east southeast of Perugia. It was 108 km (67) deep.

This comes only three days after two more tremors shook the region on Wednesday, leaving villages partly destroyed

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but tremors were felt in the capital Rome.

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