Two killed in Italy quake (Second Lead)April 6th, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 6 (Xinhua) Two people were killed Monday in a strong earthquake in central Italy, television station TG24 reported.
The earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 rocked central Italy early Monday and caused the collapse of some buildings in the town of Aquila, where the epicentre was located, some 95 km northeast of Rome, the ANSA news agency reported.
Quoting Aguila’s public safety officials, Italy’s state television said the quake measured 5.8 on the Richter scale.
The US Geological Survey initially put the quake’s magnitude at 6.7 and later revised it to 6.3. According to the US agency, the quake struck at 03.32 a.m. (0232 GMT) and its epicentre was located 33 km underground.
The quake was also felt in Rome, waking residents there.
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