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‘Like L’Aquila quake’: 6.2 earthquake hits central Italy

‘Like L’Aquila quake’: 6.2 earthquake hits central Italy
At least 247 people were killed when a powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake followed by dozens of small aftershocks hit central Italy, officials say. Several cities and towns have seen severe damage or been reduced to rubble, officials said.
  • 25 August 2016

    12:42 GMT

  • 10:08 GMT

    Some 460 aftershocks have rattled central Italy since the major quake hit on Wednesday, local media report, citing emergency officials.

  • 07:37 GMT

    Italy’s Council of Ministers is due to meet at 18:00 local time to declare a state of emergency for the affected areas, La Repubblica newspaper reported.

  • 05:47 GMT

  • 05:44 GMT

  • 05:05 GMT

    Rescuers continue to search for survivors in central Italian towns devastated by the earthquake as the death toll rose to 247, the Civil Protection Department said.

  • 04:55 GMT

  • 03:47 GMT

    The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported that another earthquake, this one of 4.6 magnitude, hit central Italy some 66 kilometers northeast of the town of Terni, which has a population of over 220,000 people. It was the 22nd quake to shake the region in less than 24 hours.

  • 03:46 GMT

  • 03:14 GMT

    At least 86 of the deaths occurred in the small towns of Amatrice and Accumoli, which are located near the quake’s epicenter, about 100 kilometers from Rome.

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