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Dead by series of new earthquakes in Italy

Dead by series of new earthquakes in Italy

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When a series of earthquakes in the middle of Italy, it is Wednesday morning certainly one person for life. Schools were evacuated and traffic was shut down.

The many quakes, including three with a strength above 5, occurred in the regions over the last few years by a series of deadly earthquakes were affected.

The dead fell in the village of Castel Castagna, in the eastern province of Teramo. The body of the victim was found under the rubble of a collapsed building, according to rescuers.

The middle of Italy is at this moment still plagued by snow. So was in the neighborhood of the place in Farindola, in the province of Pescarain a hotel struck by an avalanche. It is to be feared that there are victims. Three people are missing, according to Italian media.

The city would be twenty guests. The president of the province said that it does look like there are any victims but that has not yet been confirmed.

Metro closed

The quakes were also in the capital Rome feel. There was as a precaution, the metro closed. Also went to the schools close. Closer to the epicenter, about 100 kilometers northeast of Rome, ran people take to the streets when the area began to shake.

According to the U.s. geological service USGS had the three largest earthquakes of Wednesday, a force of 5.3, 5.7 and a 5.3 and found them within an hour.

Most violent earthquake

The quakes took place at around 10 km below the surface at 111 kilometers from Rome and a few kilometers from the town of Amatrice, which in August was hit by a severe earthquake. Then came certainly three hundred people dead and thousands of homes and businesses destroyed.

The region had then to contend with 45,000 aftershocks, including a quake with a strength of 6.6 in October. That was the most violent earthquake in the Southern European country in 36 years.

Bell tower

Wednesday collapsed the bell tower of Amatrice, which last year heavily damaged and was finally reported in the local media.

The recent quakes have an area of 600 square kilometers affected. In some places the soil with 70 inches has fallen, according to figures from the Italian National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology.

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