Thursday 8 December 2016

Tremors continue to rattle stricken central Italy

Published 01/11/2016 | 09:36

The destroyed graveyard of Campi, central Italy, as the area continues to be rattled by minor earthquakes (AP)
The destroyed graveyard of Campi, central Italy, as the area continues to be rattled by minor earthquakes (AP)

Dozens of minor earthquakes have continued to shake central Italy, where a big tremor on Sunday devastated towns in the mountainous region north-east of Rome.

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The national geological institute reported dozens of tremors overnight between Monday and Tuesday, with a relatively powerful 4.7 magnitude quake at around 0800 GMT.

There were no reports of major new damage, though the larger tremor was reportedly felt as far as Rome.

The latest quake comes as Italian authorities try to find housing for the newly homeless.

Civil protection officials say the number of people needing housing has risen by 15,000 since last week, a figure that does not include the 2,000 who remain displaced after the deadly quake in August.

Italy was observing the public holiday of All Saints on Tuesday.

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