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Duration2009/04/06 A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on 6 April 2009 about 60 miles (95 km) northeast of Rome, Italy.
Country or DistrictItaly

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  • IFRC 2009/12/09
    A severe earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit central Italy on 6 April 2009. More than 300 people lost their lives, around 2,000 were injured and 70,000 made homeless.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2009/04/09
    A series of aftershocks disrupted rescuers in central Italy early on 9 April as they picked through rubble for a third night in their search for survivors of earthquake that killed 272 people on 6 April.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2009/04/07
    Strong aftershocks shook central Italy on 7 April 2009 and hampered rescue efforts after the country\'s worst earthquake in three decades killed at least 228 people.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2009/04/07
    Early on Tuesday morning (7 April 2009) civil protection officials put the number of dead at 179. There were at least 34 people missing and 1,500 injured. They said the number of homeless was at least 17,000.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2009/04/06
    Abruzzo\'s regional government said more than 130 people were confirmed dead, some 16 hours after the quake struck with a magnitude of between 5.8 and 6.3.
  • IFRC 2009/04/06
    According to the Italian public authorities at least 50 people have been killed and 8 remain missing.
  • Reliefweb 2009/04/06
    - Quake kills at least 27 people, including children
    - Thousands of people could be left homeless
    - Berlusconi declares national emergency
  • Reuters AlertNet 2009/04/06
    A powerful earthquake struck a huge swathe of central Italy as residents slept on Monday morning (6 April 2009), killing at least 27 people when houses, churches and other buildings collapsed.
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  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2009/04/06
    Italy: Earthquake (as of 6 April 2009)
  • IFRC 2009/04/06
    Italy: Earthquake (as of 6 April 2009)
  • GDAC 2009/04/06
    On 4/6/2009 1:32:04 AM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 and depth 2km has struck an highly populated area in the Abruzzi Province (population: 1.2 million) in Italy. GDACS estimates the likelihood for need of international humanitarian intervention to be low (Green alert).
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