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It hit same region in August and a pair of aftershocks last week.

Three major quakes strike Italy in seven days. See photos

Daksha Rangan
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 10:07 AM - Central Italy continues to reel from the aftermath of its third powerful quake since August, and second major quake within a week.

The latest tremor has left more than 15,000 people in temporary housing shelters after taking down historic buildings and ravaging through significant cultural and religious sites.

It's violent impact was felt 171 kilometres away in Rome, where the iconic Colosseum reportedly suffered from expanding cracks due to the temblor.


  • The magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit around 7:40 a.m. local time Sunday near the town of Norcia, about 132 km northeast of Rome, with a depth of 10 km
  • The quake is thought to be the most violent since 1980
  • No deaths reported, at least 20 injured
  • Tremors were felt in Rome, Venice in the north and as far away as Austria
  • Several historical buildings flattened including, a Benedictine cathedral
  • Over 15,000 people remain in temporary accommodation, with 4,000 of those placed in hotel rooms on the Adriatic coast and 10,000 in shelters in Umbria and Marche

The quake closely proceeds a pair of tremors that rocked the region last week and a deadly magnitude 6.2 in August that claimed the lives of nearly 300 people.

See below for a breakdown of the mass destruction left behind from the latest tremor.

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