6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Italy

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    An early morning earthquake registering 6.2, centered near Perugia rocked the region today.

    So far, no word of damage or injuries have been reported.

    I'm hoping that our forum members and their loved ones living in Italy are safe.

    Earthquake strikes central Italy - BBC News
     
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    I wish everyone there is safe.
    Thanks for sharing, Dave.
     
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    Just seen it on the BBC News - reporting 38 dead so far. Sad news.
     
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    Hope everyone is OK!
     
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    This is indeed sad news, I was hoping that everyone would make it through ok :(
     
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    Last I heard was over 200 dead. Sad news indeed. My condolences to the people of Italy.
     
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    #8 Elmas, Aug 26, 2016
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    Sad news. 281 deads and more than 380 wounded, while the eathquake is still going on.
    I'm personally do live in a land where earthquakes are unknown ( Sardinia is said by experts to be one of the safest places in the world, by this point of wiev), but I lived in my youth in Sicily, very close to the Etna vulcan, and have experienced how frightening an earthquake, even a small one, can be. Let's imagine a big one.
     
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    The part of California where I live isn't prone to earthquakes. When the ground shakes here it is from some where else. That region of Italy has been described as having very active fault lines.
     
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    The area stricken by earthquake is approx NE of Rome.
     
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