6.2 Magnitude Earthquake strikes central Italy

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 has hit central Italy, leaving at least two people dead and several others trapped under rubble.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake struck 10 kilometers southeast of Norcia, a town in Perugia Province on Wednesday morning.

Initial reports said the quake caused extensive damage to the central town of Amatrice. It was also felt in the capital, Rome.

Italy’s Civil Protection agency said the roads in and out of town are cut off and half the town is gone.

Source AP

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