Yet another powerful earthquake hammers Italy

Homes and churches collapse but no deaths reported.

30 Oct 2016 – The magnitude 6.6 quake – bigger than the Aug. 24 temblor that killed almost 300 people – struck this morning in the same central regions rocked by thousands of tremors over the past two months.

Authorities said towns and villages already battered by the August quake suffered further significant damage.

The quake’s epicenter was close to the historic Umbrian walled town of Norcia, some 100 km (60 miles) from the city of Perugia.

The town’s ancient Basilica of St. Benedict, which dates to the 13th century, collapsed. Only its facade remains standing.

A number of other churches were also ruined, including Norcia’s Cattedrale di Santa Maria, built in the 16th century, Italian media reported.

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