In a day, two quakes rattle Italy; no injuries or fatalities reported
Los angeles : Months after a powerful quake that hit Italy in August, two powerful earthquakes were registered on Wednesday that struck central city about 50 miles north of the tragic site.
The August quake killed nearly 300 people, the US Geological Survey said.
According to ANSA, the first quake of magnitude-5.5 struck Southwest Visso at 7 PM (1 PM ET). The epicenter was about 9 kilometers between Perugia and Macerata, according to ANSA.
The second quake -- with a magnitude of 6.1 -- was 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) north of Visso and 58 km (36 miles) from Perugia, the USGS reported and claimed that both earthquakes were shallow.
Visso is about 110 miles northeast of Rome and 50 miles north of Amatrice and hold nearly 270.
There have been no reports yet of injuries, although there was damage in at least Visso and another town.
Mauro Falcucci, the mayor of the small town of Castelsantangelo sul Nera informed media, "We don't have any reported victims, but we're in the dark and under a downpour. We're waiting for the Civil Protection Department to bring us lighting towers."
Meanwhile, police have offered assistance to those who have been living in tents and asked them to stay farther away tonight as the rain falls.