Earthquake strikes Italy

August 25, 2016

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy.

The massive quake hit at 3:36am and was located 100km east of capital city Rome. The quake had a shallow depth of 10km.

At this stage at least 247 people are dead and others trapped under rubble.

Officials warned the number of fatalities was likely to rise. The head of the civil protection department compared the earthquake’s intensity to Aquila in April 2009 in which 309 people died.

Some of the worst damage was in the town of Amatrice, where several people died and rescue efforts were under way to find survivors.

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  1. Anonymous

    September 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    so sad

  2. gabby

    September 5, 2016 at 11:59 am

    so sad

  3. Bella

    August 29, 2016 at 12:10 pm


  4. Lucy Grace Milne

    August 29, 2016 at 12:09 pm


  5. Jacob M

    August 29, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Sad 🙁

  6. Jacob M

    August 29, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Bad News

  7. Italiana central

    August 29, 2016 at 10:34 am

    that is so sad si si?
    My Ma And Pa live there.
    I have only lived here in new zealand for 3 weeks. 🙁

  8. minjae

    August 28, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    sad news

  9. minju

    August 27, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    that is really sad and really how are you going to build the city again?
    But it would be really hard to build the city again no afence

  10. jack

    August 26, 2016 at 10:27 am

    that going to cost the Italy goverment millions on dollars.

  11. 342-900-234-ERROR

    August 25, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Wow how are you going to build that city again?😬😮

  12. Jamesy

    August 25, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    WOW scary i was thinking it was france

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