Earthquake in Italy

 

A  6.2-magnitude earthquake followed by a series of aftershocks has hit central Italy.

The worst hit towns were believed to be Accumoli, Amatrice, Posta and Arquata del Tronto, a spokesman for the Italian fire department Luca Cari told Reuters.

The tremor was felt across Italy, from Bologna in the north to Naples in the south. There have been dozens of aftershocks.

Strong shockwaves were felt as far as the capital Rome, more than 100 miles from where the quake first struck at around 3.30am local time.

From all reports I have read, 120 have died, that they know of and many are still missing.

Italy earthquakeA man cries looking at what’s left of his home after a deadly earthquake rattled Amatrice, Italy. Photo: Getty Images

Italy earthquake general imageA general view of Pescara del Tronto after the quake. (Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Italy Worst hit area

I have added a number of News sites below. All have photo’s and video of the devastation.

Some have some of the same photo’s, but they all have different things as well. No two are the same.

 

Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to at least 120
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37171953
Earthquake in Italy: ‘At least 120 dead including many children’ as ‘apocalyptic’ 6.2 magnitude quake leaves towns in ruins
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/24/italy-earthquake-at-least-73-dead-including-many-children-as-apo/
‘This used to be my home’: Italians in shock after devastating earthquake
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/italy-earthquake-rescue-teams-dig-through-rubble-as-death-toll-rises
Italy earthquake throws spotlight on lax construction laws
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/italy-earthquake-throws-spotlight-on-lax-construction-laws
Italy earthquake: Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes near town of Norcia, bringing down buildings and killing at least 120
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/earthquake-italy-natural-disaster-buildings-collapse-six-dead-a7206691.html
Dozens dead, hundreds hurt in earthquake devastating Amatrice, 2 other towns Wednesday
Has Drone footage showing the devastation from Italy quake
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/italy-earthquake-survivors-1.3733605
At least 120 dead as shallow 6.2 quake shakes Rome, devastates towns in central Italy
https://www.rt.com/news/356904-italy-earthquake-rome-felt/
Daily mail has a lot of pictures and video as well
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3755722/Italy-rocked-6-1-magnitude-earthquake-centered-near-capital-Rome.html

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