• by: Devin Fleming and Emily Harrell

Italy's Earthquake


The Earthquake that happened on the 24th of August took place in a village called Saletta, Italy. Since the event from yesterday, 120 people are dead, and the rescuers were in a race of time to save the injured and survivors.\

The Earthquake started early yesterday morning at 3:36, with a magnitude of 6.2, followed by about 200 aftershocks within the next several hours after the occurrence.

According to authorities, the earthquake was similar to the one in 2009, with intensity that killed over 300 people. The earthquake's aftershocks have hit nearby towns of Amatrice, Accumoli, and Arquata Del Tronto, which is 63 miles outside of Rome.

The mayor of Amatrice even said “at least half the town is gone,” according to The Daily Telegraph. The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, speaking in Rieti, came out and said, “At moments of trouble Italy knows how to cope. No family, no city, no hamlet will be left alone. ”

Research for this article was taken from telegraph.uk, cnn.com, and nytimes.com.

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