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« on: August 23, 2016, 11:23:35 pm »
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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake has hit central Italy

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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least two people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said.

The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 76 km (47 miles) southeast of the city of Perugia, at the very shallow depth of 10km (six miles), the USGS said.

The mayor of one town told Italian radio that "half the town is gone".

In Rome, some buildings shook for 20 seconds, according to La Repubblica newspaper.

Amatrice's mayor Sergio Perozzi told state-run RAI radio that the town had been badly damaged.

"The roads in and out of town are cut off. Half the town is gone. There are people under the rubble... There's been a landslide and a bridge might collapse," he said.

Italy's Civil Protection agency described the earthquake as "severe".
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 11:40:50 pm »
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My family should be ok, but this is always a scary thing to have happened. I hope the rest of the country is ok.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 03:09:04 am »
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Repubblica says already 22 dead. Sad

My family should be ok, but this is always a scary thing to have happened. I hope the rest of the country is ok.

I didn't know you had family in Italy. Where exactly?
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 03:43:06 am »
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I'm in Rome and didn't even wake up,but my parents did. Apparently it was felt all the way to Bologna and Naples.

The magnitude is similar to the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila,we can only hope that the casualty count will be nowhere near as high.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2016, 10:05:07 am »
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Guardian says at least 73 killed in mountain villages.
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2016, 10:18:43 am »
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The magnitude is similar to the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila,we can only hope that the casualty count will be nowhere near as high.

Fair chance it will be given the area it struck. Fyck.
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2016, 10:22:02 am »
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Oh God...
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2016, 04:40:50 pm »
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Ugh. My cousin had just arrived in Florence the previous day for a study abroad program so when I read the initial headlines that this happened in central Italy I was very worried about her initially. Turns out the epicenter of this earthquake was about 180 miles southeast of Florence, so I was able to contact her and she let me know that she's safe.

Still....very, very sad and tragic event.
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2016, 04:49:15 pm »
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At least 160 dead, "thousands"  displaced.

Ugh.
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2016, 01:46:42 am »
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247 dead.
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