Central Italy was rocked by three strong earthquakes that came two hours apart on Wednesday. The first earthquake hit the village of Castelsantangelo sul Nera registering as a magnitude 5.4 while the second stronger earthquake hit near the city of Visso and measured as a magnitude 6.1. The third quake registered as magnitude 4.9.
The quakes are aftershocks of a devastating earthquake that rocked the area in August killing 300 people.
Marco Rinaldi, the mayor of Ussita, described the destruction, “It was a very strong earthquake, apocalyptic. People are screaming on the street and now we are without lights.” He concluded, “Many houses have collapsed. Our town is finished.”
The San Salvatore a Campi di Norcia Church was completely destroyed:
You can see the aftermath of the earthquake on a 15th century church:
And you can see some of the damage caused by the quakes throughout central Italy:
And here’s video of a strong tremor hitting the town of Visso.
Fortunately, no one died from these earthquakes, but several people sustained minor injuries.