Recent Italy quakes: "It's been shaking nonstop"
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A strong and unusually shallow earthquake struck northern Italy over the weekend, fracturing pavement, sending torrents of brick and rubble raining down from buildings, and killing seven people. The powerful shaking was a first for the region in centuries — and fairly surprising to seismologists.
"It's been shaking nonstop for the past week," journalist Andrea Vogt described to CNN.
"This is another earthquake, it is not an aftershock," said Franco Gabrielli, the head of Italy's Civil Protection Department.
Alberto Silverstri, mayor of San Felice sul Panaro, told Italy's SkyTG24 that the situation is "very serious," as some people remain trapped under rubble.
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Italy on Tuesday, just over a week after the same region was shaken by a 6.0-magnitude quake.
Residents were still trying to recover from the larger May 20 tremor which had forced more than 7,000 people to leave their homes and sleep in tent camps. Seven people were killed.
According to a spokeswoman for the prefecture in Ferrara province, residents are terrified and the number of displaced people is increasing, as reported by CNN. The region is requesting urgent help and supplies. READMORE