Two powerful earthquakes hit Central Italy about 50 miles to the North of the site of the deadly earthquake, which occurred in August, which killed about 300 people, according to USGS.
A second earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 - 3.2 km (2 miles) to the North of Visso and 58 km (36 miles) from Perugia, according to the USGS.
Just a few hours before the earthquake occurred in the same region of magnitude 5.5. The epicenter was located approximately 9 km South-West of the city of visso. The first earthquake occurred at 7 PM, 1 PM Eastern time between Perugia and Macerata, according to ANSA.
This part of Italy is full of narrow roads connecting small stone villages. Rescuers fear mudslides and don't want to risk bringing heavy equipment up the narrow roads. There were no reports of injuries, although the damage was suffered in Visso and another city, Campi, where the historic Church. Main square and Church in nearby Norcia, a few miles to the South, heavily damaged, but the Church is still there.
In Campi, hundreds of people slept in their cars. Cars parked everywhere - on the streets, gas stations, Parking lots. Some residents took their dogs in cars. One man suffered a heart attack.
The residents were sure of what might happen next, and expressed concern that one more push could cause even more damage. The USGS said both quakes were not strong.
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