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Italy : Earthquake : 2016/08/24

GLIDE:  EQ-2016-000095-ITA

Duration 2016/08/24
Country or District Italy
Name Earthquake
Outline A magnitude 6.2 quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), on 24 August 2016, 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome, in central Italy. More than 70 people were killed in the earthquake.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters 2016/08/24
At least 73 people have died in an earthquake which devastated a string of small towns in central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, 24 August 2016.

BBC 2016/08/24
Many of the dead were in Accumoli, close to the epicentre, and a short distance away in Amatrice, where three-quarters of houses were destroyed.

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ECHO 2016/08/25
Major damage has been registered in the Municipalities of Amatrice, Accumoli, Grisciano, Arquata del Tronto and Pescara del Tronto. So far, 241 fatalities have been reported.

ECHO 2016/08/24
Italy - 6.0 Mw Earthquake - ECHO Daily Map | 24/08/2016