Friday 21st February 2020
Friday, 21st of February 2020
Home / Photo News / Images: Devastating quake rattles central Italy

Images: Devastating quake rattles central Italy

The Italian Civil Protection agency has described Wednesday’s devastating earthquake that hit near Perrugia as a “severe” seismic event.

At least 120 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy in the middle of the night.

Scores of buildings were reduced to dusty piles of masonry in communities close to the epicentre of the 3:32 a.m. quake in a remote area straddling the regions of Umbria, Marche, and Lazio.

A man is rescued alive from the ruins in Amatrice. Photo credit: Remo Casilli / Reuters  Images: Devastating quake rattles central Italy Italy2 e1472098217857

A man is rescued alive from the ruins in Amatrice. Photo credit: Remo Casilli / Reuters

A woman is helped to leave her home by rescuers in Amatrice. Photo credit: Remo Casilli / Reuters  Images: Devastating quake rattles central Italy Italy3 e1472098924829

A woman is helped to leave her home by rescuers in Amatrice. Photo credit: Remo Casilli / Reuters

A woman holds a child as they stand in the street following an earthquake, in Amatrice. The magnitude-6 quake was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. Photo credit: Massimo Percossi/AP  Images: Devastating quake rattles central Italy Italy4 e1472099102248

A woman holds a child as they stand in the street following an earthquake, in Amatrice. The magnitude-6 quake was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. Photo credit: Massimo Percossi/AP

Rescuers stand by a collapsed house in Amatrice. More than 70 people were killed and hundreds injured as crews raced to dig out survivors. Photo credit: Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP  Images: Devastating quake rattles central Italy Italy5 e1472099268987

Rescuers stand by a collapsed house in Amatrice. More than 70 people were killed and hundreds injured as crews raced to dig out survivors. Photo credit: Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP

A woman holds a dog in her arms as she walks with a man next to the rubble of buildings in Amatrice. Photo credit: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty  Images: Devastating quake rattles central Italy Italy6 e1472099527330

A woman holds a dog in her arms as she walks with a man next to the rubble of buildings in Amatrice. Photo credit: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty

A man walks amid the rubble in Pescara del Tronto. Photo credit: Remo Casilli / Reuters  Images: Devastating quake rattles central Italy Italy7 e1472099680611

A man walks amid the rubble in Pescara del Tronto. Photo credit: Remo Casilli / Reuters

ALSO READ:  Black Wednesday as quakes hit Italy, Myanmar
%d bloggers like this: