The 6.6 magnitude Italy earthquake destroyed a basilica in the Umbria region, reports claim.
The church was built in the birthplace of Saint Benedict and Saint Scholastica. There were no deaths reported from the earthquake that followed by a series of small temblors.
According to NPR , the church monks were all safe and their hearts goes to the people affected by the calamity. They monks are currently working on raising money for church restoration.
They explained that earthquake brought down buildings that were already damaged in the earthquake that happened in August. They said that it is more powerful than the earthquake that struck the nation on August 24.
Buildings were damaged because of the Italy earthquake. They explained that the epicenter was near Norcia in the Umbria region.
Tremors can be felt in Bolzano, Austrian Border and Puglia region. They explained that only the façade was standing.
They also explained that in Rome the earth shook strongly for a long time. Transportation have to be shut down for checking.
CNN reported that the earthquake struck 6 kilometers north of Norcia. There were six people who were pulled out for the rubble in Norcia.
They said that there has been 200 aftershocks in the Marche and Umbria regions. There are some villages that were cut off.
There are 15,000 people who doesn't have electricity. Matteo Renzi, Italian Prime Minister, thanked the rescuers for their effort and promise to rebuild damaged villages.
He said that Italy has many faults, this situation brings the bests in them. He stressed that they have the resources to rebuilt the villages and historical monuments that have been damaged by the earthquake.
The Italy earthquake was felt even in the Alps and Rome. Rome's metro was shut down by authorities who continue to survey the area.
Rome schools have to be closed down for them to be able to structural damage. Even though, there were buildings who just suffered minor damages from the earthquake.