A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, at least 10 dead

August 24, 2016

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, with at least 10 people reported dead in 2 towns. The quake hit at 09:36 (HKT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome, at a shallow depth of 10km. The quake caused serious damage to a number of small towns and villages but more heavily populated were not affected.