Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
6.1 Earthquake hits central Italy.
6.0 Earthquake hits central Italy.
A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets.
But hours after the temblors hit, there were no reports of serious injuries or signs of people trapped in rubble, said the head of Italy’s civil protection agency, Fabrizio Curcio. A number of people were treated for slight injuries or anxiety at area hospitals in the most affected regions of Umbria and Le Marche, he said. A 73-year-old man died of a heart attack, possibly brought on by the quakes.
The temblors were actually aftershocks to the August 24 quake that struck a broad swath of central Italy, demolishing buildings in three towns and their hamlets, seismologists said. Several towns this time around also suffered serious damage, with homes in the epicentre of Visso spilling out into the street.
5.9 Earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.
5.7 Earthquake hits central Italy.
5.7 Earthquake hits Turkmenistan.
5.2 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.
5.1 Earthquake hits central Peru.
5.1 Earthquake hits Unimak Island, Alaska.
5.1 Earthquake hits north of Ascension Island.
5.0 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.