Magnitude 5.0 quake rocks Central Italy again

Published on : Thursday, November 3, 2016

italy-earthquakeAnother strong tremor of magnitude 5.0 hit Central Italy in the early hours of Thursday, 3rd November. The quake hit the same region near Perugia, which already witnessed massive destruction and devastation as three strong tremors rocked the region on the latter half of October.



The US Geological Survey informed that the source of the tremor was just 10 km deep, which was very shallow. The epicentre of the quake was around 51.5 km in the southeast of Perugia around 1:35 am local time.



The same region was hit by three earthquakes of magnitude 5.5, magnitude 6.1 and a strong magnitude 6.6 recently. Two of the tremors struck the region almost a week ago, where the strong one hit the region on Sunday, 30th October.



Previously the magnitude 6.6 earthquake added a troublesome crack in the famous historical landmark ‘Colosseum’, situated in Rome.  The  Colosseum pulls numerous tourists every year to the country. The effect of the latest quake on the Colosseum could not be measured yet.



A tremor of magnitude 5.0 is usually considered to be a moderate one. But as the epicentre was shallow, the intensified quake was capable of causing severe destruction.



The 6.6 magnitude quake of Sunday already flattened most of the region and disrupted lives of around 15,000 people near the Apennine mountains. The latest quake only intensified the damages.The intensity of damages could not be estimated yet.



It is a developing story.

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