Historic church collapses amid 2 earthquakes in Italy

VISSO, ITALY (AP) — The damage started to emerge Thursday after two earthquakes struck central Italy, the same region hit by a deadly earthquake in August.

The first temblor struck Wednesday evening and carried a magnitude of 5.4.

But the second one, a little more than two hours later, was eight miles stronger at 6.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

They crumbled churches and buildings, knocked out power and sent panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake in the same region killed nearly 300 people.

The day after the quakes, there remains no reports of serious injuries or signs of people trapped in rubble.

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