Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.5 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.
5.5 Earthquake hits Tonga.
5.2 Earthquake hits the west Chile rise.
5.2 Earthquake hits Colombia.
5.0 Earthquake hits the Galapagos Islands.
5.0 Earthquake hits Colombia.
5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.
Italy – More than 15,000 people are being housed in temporary shelters after the powerful earthquake on Sunday jolted central Italy, a region battered by relentless tremors since August.
Dramatic images from the disaster zone show villages that appear entirely flattened, with historical buildings, including churches, crumbling when the quake struck 10 kilometres below the earth’s surface.
The basilica of San Benedetto had withstood the tests of time since the end of the 14th century.
But on Sunday, the church that paid homage to the patron saint of Europe, Saint Benedict, was reduced to a heap of rubble.