Natural Disaster: Earthquake strikes again in Italy with magnitude-6.6 (photos)

11:25 Oct. 31, 2016

Earthquake strikes again in Italy with magnitude-6.6 (photos)

An aerial view of the destroyed hilltop town of Amatrice as an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 (AP photo)

The quake struck close to the region where nearly 300 people were killed in August, forcing thousands to spend the night in cars, tents and shelters

Thousands in central Italy were evacuated on Sunday after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Norcia.

While there were no immediate reports of casualties on Sunday, about 20 people were injured.

The quake hit the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months causing substantial damage, and ruining more historic buildings and churches.

Central Italy has seen several major quakes in recent years. Earthquakes which devastated the town of L'Aquila in 2009 and Amatrice in August this year killed about 300 people each.

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