On Thursday morning, another earthquake of 5.0 magnitude hit Italy. According to the United States Geological Survey, the latest earthquake struck central Italy in the same region, which has seen numerous ones recently. The earthquake on Thursday struck the region at 1.35 am (0035 GMT) with its epicentre 32 miles (51.5 km) southeast of Perugia. It was quite shallow as well.
On October 26, Italy was hit by two earthquakes measuring 5.5 and 6.1 in the same region. On October 30, a powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake caused more damage in the area. This was the biggest earthquake Italy has seen in the last 36 years.
The earthquake on Sunday razed many villages and towns, and even damaged buildings as far as Rome. So far 15,000 people have been displaced because of the earthquakes. Umbria, Marche, and parts of rural Lazio are the worst-hit areas. In August this year, an earthquake struck the town of Amatrice in the Lazio region and killed 300 people.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has stated they would rebuild the homes, monuments and businesses that have been destroyed in the recent earthquakes. No deaths have been reported so far.
List of Italy's most powerful earthquakes since 1990:
October 2016 - Norcia; magnitude 6.6 - no deaths have been reported so far
August 2016 - Norcia; 6.5 magnitude – around 300 deaths reported
November 1980 - Campania; magnitude 6.9 - nearly 5,000 killed
July 1930 - Irpinia; magnitude 6.6 - around 1,400 killed
January 1915 - L'Aquila; magnitude 6.7 - over 30,000 killed
December 1908 - Strait of Messina; magnitude 7.1 - nearly 200,000 killed by earthquake and tsunami
September 1905 - Calabria; magnitude 7.2 - around 2,500 killed by tsunami