A series of earthquakes rocked the night Central Italy. Powerful aftershocks followed, one after another, the echoes were felt almost throughout the mainland. We know about 10 victims.
Impact of elements occurred mainly in the mountainous remote villages. Two of the strongest push proceeded with a difference of 2 hours. The first was recorded a magnitude of 5.4 per ball. Blow was such force that in Rome, which is located 100 km from the epicenter, began to evacuate the foreign Ministry. Rescuers did not manage to get to the affected areas, as the centre of Italy was shaken even more. The jolt of 5.9 points lasted 10 seconds. The destruction is there, but it is difficult to assess the scale. Damaged areas are de-energized, there is no connection. The situation is complicated by a heavy downpour. People in panic ran out on the wet street and were hiding in cars. Stand under the roofs is dangerous: small tremors in the epicenter of the earthquake are felt every half hour. The most affected town 3 - Castelsantangelo Sul Nera - 318 residents. Visso - there came about the first 2 injured, there lives a little more than 1,000 people. And Ussita - 441 resident, where only dismantled the tent, this place was on the list of victims of the earthquake on August 24, when 300 people died.
Geologists have confirmed that these quakes are connected. It is not excluded that there is another fault on the border of the regions Marche and Umbria. Its specialists were sent to the Ministry of culture. It is known that near the town of Norcia destroyed two churches. Schools and kindergartens in the centre of Italy. Civil defence is warning that aftershocks may continue. The red cross informs residents what to do if an earthquake started.
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