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Italy rocked by another earthquake, felt in Rome

By Yvette C. Hammett
Italy rocked by another earthquake, felt in Rome
The Monks of Norcia posted this photo on Twitter of their church flattened after the most recent earthquake in central Italy on Sunday. Photo from Monks of Norcia/Twitter

NORCIA, Italy, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Following days of tremors, another powerful earthquake hit central Italy Sunday with tremors felt in Rome and other cities.

Dozens of historic buildings have reportedly been destroyed by the 6.6 magnitude earthquake with dozens of others heavily damaged, The Guardian reported.

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The quake's epicenter was about 40 miles southwest of Perugia near the town of Norcia, which was already trying to recover from a previous series of large quakes. Many of the town's residents had already evacuated due to quakes on Wednesday. No deaths have been reported, but a number of people are injured.

"Dozens of people were lightly injured, except one person who is reported to be in more serious condition," said Civil Protection Chief Fabrizio Curcio, during a Sunday morning press conference. Three were rescued from the rubble in Ussita.

This latest quake comes just four days after a series of three earthquakes rocked the same area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Monks of Norcia reported on Twitter that their church has been flattened.

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Tolentino has "suffered our blackest day yet," said Mayor Guiseppe Pezzanes. "The damage is irreparable. There are thousands of people in the streets terrified, crying. Let's hope that is the end of it. The people are on their knees, psychologically."

A church tower in Amatice which had survived a seismic event two months, this time, toppled, dw.com reported.

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