Italy quake brings down numerous buildings

October 30, 2016 09:43

ROME - A powerful earthquake brought down numerous buildings across central Italy on Sunday and emergency services were checking to see if there were any casualties, civil protection authorities said.

The quake measured 6.6 according to the US Geological Survey and was centered close to the Umbrian town of Norcia, where the historic Basilica of St. Benedict was badly damaged.

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