Breaking News: Italy Hit by Earthquake Collapsing Buildings


Shad’s Office-On Sunday, October 30th, Italy was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6. The earthquake struck central Italy which caused the collapse of many buildings in small towns and cities. The quake was bigger than the one on Aug. 24th killing 300 although there is no reported casualties as of yet for this one, the emergency services said there was serious damage in multiple locations in the central regions of Marche and Umbria on Sunday. The report has said there were 3 people rescued from rubble in the town of Ussita, however no deaths have been stated.

Michele Franchi, the deputy mayor of Arquata del Tronto, told Rai television said, “This morning’s quake has hit the few things that were left standing. We will have to start from scratch.” 

Many places have been evacuated following the earthquake in August and were mostly deserted on Sunday when this earthquake hit around 7:40 am (0640 GMT) Sunday morning.

It was reported that it could be felt in Bolzano, near the border of Austria and as far south as the Puglia region at the southern tip of the Italian peninsula. It was also reported that Rome’s transport authorities closed down the metro system for checks for they could feel it there too. Italy sits on two fault lines making it one of the seismically active countries in Europe.



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