Two earthquakes in central Italy

 Paris  |  1 November 2016  |  AMA  |  Tweet  |  LinkedIn

The crisis unit of the Italian ministry of culture is currently working to evaluate the damage caused by two earthquakes in central Italy on 26 October. The earthquakes, measuring 5.4 and 5.9 in magnitude, occurred near Visso, almost two months after the earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2, which destroyed the town of Amatrice and killed at least 295 people last summer. The San Salvatore a Campi di Norcia Church, already bearing strains from last August, collapsed as a result of the latest incident. The church contained important 15th century frescoes. The Sant’Eutizio Basilica in Preci and other historical religious buildings were also seriously affected. The clock tower of the Santa Maria Church in Via fell down on houses without causing any victims. Other damage has also been reported in San Ginesio, Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Ussita and Amandola.

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