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3 large earthquakes hit central Italy in an hour

5 months 3 days 19 hours ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 January 18, 2017 7:43 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

ROME - There are no immediate reports of casualties after three earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour today.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the first quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit the region north of Amatrice (ah-mah-TREE'-cheh), which was shaken by three quakes last year, that killed nearly 300 people and caused significant damage to older buildings.

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