Mw 6.3 Central Italy on April 06th, 2009 at 01:32 UTC
- An earthquake of magnitude Mw 6.3 occurred on 06/04/2009 in central Italy, at 7 km North-West of L'Aquila (Abruzzo Region) at 01:32 UTC (03:32 local time).
59 km E Terni (pop 110,412)
7 km NW L'aquila (pop 72,279)
6 km S Pizzoli (pop 3,378)
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News ReportFriday 24 April, 06:00 UTC:
According to the Italian officials, 295 died, and 28,000 were left homeless. The epicenter was in L'Aquila (Abruzzo Region), a medieval fortress hill town. Source : ANSA : http://www.ansa.it
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi declared a state of emergency to speed aid delivery to the region. The Civil Protection Department, said between 10,000 and 15,000 buildings were damaged. Stadiums and sporting fields are being readied to house the homeless.
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