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A view of the damaged cemetery of Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Italy, Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 following an earthquake. A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi)

A pair of intense earthquakes hit the same region of Italy just two hours apart



Two large earthquakes shook central Italy late Wednesday just two months after a huge quake hit Italy and killed nearly 300 people, reports USA Today

The first quake measured a magnitude-5.5 and the second quake measured a magnitude-6.6, said the U.S. Geological Survey. Both were located near Visso, Italy (near Rome) and were relatively shallow. 

At least two people were injured during the first quake, but there are no reports of injuries connected to the second quake. 

Italians on Twitter have been posting photos of the damage. 

Some of the images are absolutely haunting. 

Unfortunately, it appears as though many of the oldest buildings were the hardest hit. 


For more, check out the 60 Second Circa. 

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