Violent Earthquake Rattles Central Italy

The week prior, back-to-back earthquakes hit the same area.
Violent Earthquake Rattles Central Italy

An earthquake of at least a 6.5 magnitude hit central Italy on Sunday. It's believed to be one of the most violent earthquakes the country has seen in decades.

The quake's epicenter was near the small town of Norcia, but it was felt hundreds of miles to the north and south.

As of Sunday morning, no deaths had been reported, but search and rescue teams were ready.

Many towns in central Italy had already been evacuated after back-to-back earthquakes hit the area the week before.

SEE MORE: The Moon Could Be Making Some Earthquakes Bigger

Those two earthquakes were powerful aftershocks that followed the 6.2 magnitude quake that hit Amatrice in August and killed almost 300 people.

Sunday's earthquake caused more damage to Amatrice and other cities recovering from recent tremors. At least one town had 90 percent of its housing destroyed, and the quakes have left thousands of people across the country homeless.

Featured Stories
Former President Barack Obama

The Fight To Repeal Obamacare Might Not Be Over

Jarred Vanderbilt after winning the FIBA Championship

This Top-25 High School Basketball Player Told Us Why He's Next Up

A lesbian couple hold hands during a gay Pride rally.

LGBTQ Groups Are Upset The 2020 Census Is Leaving Them Out