2 Strong Earthquakes Hit Central Italy

Rome, -Two strong earthquakes have hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending scared residents into the streets. A 5.5-magnitude quake struck at 1910 local time (1710 GMT) on Wednesday near Visso in Macerata province, officials said.

It was followed two hours later by a 6.1 magnitude tremor in the same area. Several people were hurt, but there were no immediate reports of deaths, according to the (BBC) The quakes come two months after a powerful earthquake struck slightly to the south, killing 298 people.

The earthquakes were felt across central Italy, including in the capital, Rome, where buildings shook and doors and windows rattled. “Tens” of people were reported hurt, but only four people suffered serious injuries, Italy’s civil protection chief Fabrizio Curcio said.

Tens” of people were reported hurt, but only four people suffered serious injuries, Italy’s civil protection chief Fabrizio Curcio said. According to the BBC, emergency services in the affected areas are still assessing the situation.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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