Sunday, October 30
Earthquake brings down numerous buildings across central Italy
RT, October 30 (See website for videos, photos, updates):
A mighty earthquake has hit central Italy, shaking buildings as far away as Rome. Reports on the magnitude varied from 6.5 to 7.1. This comes only three days after two more tremors shook the region on Wednesday, leaving villages partly destroyed.
At the moment, USGS's website puts the magnitude at 6.6. Initial reports on the magnitude of the tremors varied – while USGS and Italian media first talked of a 7.1 earthquake, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said the tremor was magnitude 6.5 or 6.6.
Italy Civil Protection reports buildings collapsing in a number of locations following Sunday's tremors. They did not provide any information regarding casualties.
From Sputnik's report:
The epicenter of the quake was located between the cities of Perugia and Macerata. The first tremor was followed by two others of magnitudes of 4.6 and 4.1.********