Rebuilding Halts in Italy as More Earthquakes Strike Overnight
The San Salvatore church near Campi had been damaged by August quake – last night’s tremors brought it down completely, frescoes exposed – Photo by Julián Miglierini
Earthquakes struck Wednesday in Central Italy causing widespread damage just two months after a deadly quake hit in the same area. The first quake was a 5.5 magnitude quake that struck near Visso in Macerata province, followed by a 6.1 magnitude tremor in Campi two hours later. The most damage had been to buildings already weakened by the earthquake on Aug 24th.
This new quake caused widespread damage with multiple injuries, but no-one was killed. These quakes continued to shock to a town that had started to rebuild since August. Many people slept in their cars while others stayed in a quake-proof building in a small town of 200 who had no place to stay.