Amatrice is one of the Italian cities most affected by the earthquake that was felt early in the morning in the center of Italy.


It was 3:36 a.m. in the morning (local time) when the ground began to shake. An earthquake of 6.2 on the Richter scale was felt and several locations were affected.

Among them, Amatrice, where a historic clock in the center of the city marks the exact minute that crashed – and it happened. Official hours are 3:36 a.m., the clock seems to have stopped in the next minute.

The clock, located on the main route of Amatrice, the Corso Umberto, part of a monument that invokes men of the land killed in the Great War. The building is of the few that there remains standing, but also clearly visible damage.

In the following hours Italy still feel aftershocks of lesser intensity, but the minute the earthquake that killed dozens of people in Italy was marked there.

Sergio Pirozzi, mayor of Amatrice, told RAI over the last hours that “half” of Amatrice was destroyed, adding that there are no “tens of victims” and that is already prepared a space where the bodies of the victims will be placed the earthquake.

However, still ongoing search operations. Already this morning a man was pulled from the rubble.




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