‘Many houses have collapsed. Our town is finished.’ said Marco Rinaldi, Mayor of Ussita.
‘It’s apocalyptic.’ said Rinaldi. “Terrified people are ‘screaming in the street and now we are without light.’
26 Oct 2016 – A powerful earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit central northern Italy at 7.10pm local time, followed by a powerful 6.0 aftershock.
The worst hit towns were Visso, Ussita and Castel Santangelo Sul Nera, about 80 miles from Rome.
Darkness and heavy rain are hampering efforts to locate casualties
The strong earthquake shook ancient buildings in Rome, including the Colosseum and Pantheon.