View Full Version : A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Monday

04-06-2009, 01:59 AM
Quake hits central Italy northeast of Rome

At Least 6 Dead as Buildings Fall in Quake in Italy

ROME — At least six people, four of them children, died and others were injured when an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 shook central Italy early Monday morning, seriously damaging buildings in the mountainous Abruzzo Region east of Rome, officials told Italian news media. The New York Times Related Times Topics: Earthquakes The epicenter was in L’Aquila, a picturesque Medieval fortress hill town, where a number of people were trapped under rubble, officials said. The situation is “extremely critical, as many...