Central Italy hit by another quake

Central Italy has been hit by the strongest shock since the 30 October earthquake that brought down buildings in several towns and villages, writes www.bbc.com.

The 4.8-magnitude tremor was centred on a mountainous area not far from the villages hit in Sunday’s quake and was felt in the cities of Perugia and Ancona and some parts of Rome.

There were no reports of casualties but more buildings have collapsed.

One local mayor complained “everything appears razed to the ground”.

“Everything here that was standing is collapsing and what hasn’t collapsed is unsafe,” said Mauro Falcucci, whose town of Castelsantangelo sul Nera was among the worst hit on Sunday.

More than 1,100 shocks have been recorded since Sunday and another mayor said it was like an ordeal that never ended.

Source: www.bbc.com