De puissants séismes ont frappé le centre de l'Italie: aucun mort mais des dizaines de blessés légers

Plusieurs séismes ont secoué le centre de l'Italie mercredi soir et durant la nuit. On ne déplore pour l'heure aucun mort, mais des dizaines de blessés légers. Les dégâts matériaux sont par contre importants, car la zone avait été fragilisée par le séisme du 24 août dernier.
27 oct. 2016, 06:46
/ Màj. le 27 oct. 2016 à 11:08
Les opérations de secours sont à l'oeuvre notamment dans le village de Villa Sant'Antonio, près de Visso, dans la région des Marches.

Dans la nuit et sous la pluie, la protection civile a pris en charge des centaines de personnes chassées de chez elles par le séisme. Beaucoup d'autres ont préféré rester dans leur voiture, paniquées par les secousses allant jusqu'à 4,6 qui se sont succédé.

"Les dégâts sont importants, mais pour l'instant aucune opération de recherche et de secours n'est engagée sur les écroulements", a précisé la protection civile dans un communiqué.

Alors que la pluie avait cessé au petit matin, les secouristes attendaient la lumière du jour pour commencer à évaluer l'état des habitations et des nombreux bâtiments historiques de ces villages souvent touristiques.

 

Première secousse salvatrice

Selon l'institut américain Geological Survey, la première secousse, de magnitude 5,5, a été enregistrée à 19h10 (17h10 GMT) près de Castel Sant'Angelo sul Nera, dans les Marches, et la deuxième, de 6,1, deux heures plus tard, à une dizaine de kilomètres plus au nord.

Les deux secousses ont été ressenties dans une grande partie de l'Italie et ont provoqué la panique jusqu'à Rome, où de nombreuses personnes sont sorties dans les rues. Paradoxalement, la première secousse a peut-être sauvé de nombreuses vies en poussant les habitants hors de leurs maisons avant la deuxième, plus destructrice.

 

 

Pas aussi grave que redouté

Cinq heures après la première secousse, le chef de la Protection civile, Fabrizio Curcio, a annoncé que plusieurs "dizaines" de personnes avaient été légèrement blessées. Seules quatre souffraient de blessures graves n'engageant pas leur pronostic vital.

"Les informations ne sont pas aussi catastrophiques que ce que nous redoutions", a déclaré Fabrizio Curcio lors d'un point de presse à Rieti. "Pour l'instant, nous n'avons pas recensé de situation grave".

Tout indique que les dégâts n'auront rien de comparable à ceux causés par le puissant séisme qui a frappé les Marches, le Latium et l'Ombrie le 24 août et qui avait dévasté plusieurs villes et fait plus de 300 morts.

Prison et hôpitaux évacués

Par mesure de précaution, les écoles de la région devaient rester fermées jeudi. Une cinquantaine de patients de plusieurs hôpitaux ont été évacués, de même qu'une résidence universitaire ou encore une maison de retraite. Les détenus de Camerino, dont plusieurs ont été légèrement blessés ou choqués, ont été transférés dans la grande prison de Rebbibia à Rome.

Le centre historique de Visso, près de l'épicentre, est totalement fermé par des barrières. Les forces de l'ordre conseillent aux journalistes de pas s'approcher des bâtiments, dont plusieurs étaient éventrés.

"Non, ne rentrez pas chez vous, c'est dangereux", a lancé un pompier à un vieil homme seul qui tentait de regagner sa maison au milieu de la nuit.

Bâtiments effondrés

Des images vidéo tournées par des amateurs et diffusées par les chaînes de télévision montrent des nuages de poussière montant de bâtiments effondrés. C'est notamment le cas à Camerino, dans les Marches où un clocher est tombé sur un bâtiment. D'énormes rochers, certains de la taille d'une voiture, sont tombés sur une route.

 

 

 

Les secousses ont été suffisamment fortes pour être ressenties à plus de 250 km au sud, jusque dans la banlieue de Naples et à Rome où des éléments de maçonnerie sont tombés de quelques bâtiments.

Les épicentres des deux première secousses se trouvaient tous deux près de la ville de Castelsantangelo sul Nera dans la région des Marches. L'église historique (fin XVe siècle) de San Salvatore in Campo près de Norcia en Ombrie, déjà été fragilisée par le séisme du mois d'août, s'est effondrée.

Les pannes de courant ont été enregistrées dans certains endroits et quelques routes ont été fermées. Les séismes de mercredi ont par ailleurs accentué les dégâts existants à Amatrice, la commune la plus touchée par le tremblement de terre du 24 août, ont indiqué les autorités.

Le chef du gouvernement italien, Matteo Renzi, a réagi dans la soirée sur Twitter: "Je veux remercier ceux qui travaillent sous la pluie dans les zones du séisme. Toute l'Italie serre fort dans ses bras les populations frappées une nouvelle fois".

This 2-picture combo show the bell tower of Amatrice, central Italy, still standing after the Aug. 24, 2016 earthquake, left, and partially collapsed after the earthquake of Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. Another powerful earthquake shook Central Italy on Sunday, sending panicked residents running into piazzas, raining boulders onto highways and toppling a Benedictine cathedral and other historic edifices that had withstood several recent quakes. (AP Photo)
This 2-picture combo show the bell tower of Amatrice, central Italy, still standing after the Aug. 24, 2016 earthquake, left, and partially collapsed after the earthquake of Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. Another powerful earthquake shook Central Italy on Sunday, sending panicked residents running into piazzas, raining boulders onto highways and toppling a Benedictine cathedral and other historic edifices that had withstood several recent quakes. (AP Photo) ©KEYSTONE
A view of the facade of the San Benedetto Basilica, in Norcia, central Italy, after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. A powerful earthquake rocked the same area of central and southern Italy hit by quake in August and a pair of aftershocks last week, sending already quake-damaged buildings crumbling after a week of temblors that have left thousands homeless. (Matteo Guidelli/ANSA via AP))
A view of the facade of the San Benedetto Basilica, in Norcia, central Italy, after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. A powerful earthquake rocked the same area of central and southern Italy hit by quake in August and a pair of aftershocks last week, sending already quake-damaged buildings crumbling after a week of temblors that have left thousands homeless. (Matteo Guidelli/ANSA via AP)) ©ANSA
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A man rides a bicycle past cracks in a road in Norcia, central Italy, after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. Central Italy was hit by another powerful earthquake Sunday, toppling buildings that had recently withstood other major quakes and sending panicked residents back into the streets, but causing no immediate loss of life.  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
A man rides a bicycle past cracks in a road in Norcia, central Italy, after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. Central Italy was hit by another powerful earthquake Sunday, toppling buildings that had recently withstood other major quakes and sending panicked residents back into the streets, but causing no immediate loss of life. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) ©KEYSTONE
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Argentea is destroyed in Norcia, Italy, after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. Another powerful earthquake shook central Italy on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, sending panicked residents running into piazzas, raining boulders onto highways and toppling the Benedictine cathedral and other historic edifices that had withstood several recent quakes. (Matteo Guidelli/ANSA via AP)
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Argentea is destroyed in Norcia, Italy, after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. Another powerful earthquake shook central Italy on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, sending panicked residents running into piazzas, raining boulders onto highways and toppling the Benedictine cathedral and other historic edifices that had withstood several recent quakes. (Matteo Guidelli/ANSA via AP) ©ANSA
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Rubble of a collapsed building in L'Aquila, central Italy, after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. A powerful earthquake rocked the same area of central and southern Italy hit by quake in August and a pair of aftershocks last week, sending already quake-damaged buildings crumbling after a week of temblors that have left thousands homeless.   (Alberto Orsini/ANSA via AP)
Rubble of a collapsed building in L'Aquila, central Italy, after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. A powerful earthquake rocked the same area of central and southern Italy hit by quake in August and a pair of aftershocks last week, sending already quake-damaged buildings crumbling after a week of temblors that have left thousands homeless. (Alberto Orsini/ANSA via AP) ©ANSA
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epa05609725 A cemetery damaged in Castelsantangelo sul Nera after the strong earthquake in central Italy, 30 October 2016. A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck 6km north of Norcia, Italy, on 30 October 2016. EPA/LUCA LAVIOLA ©KEYSTONE
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epa05609791 An aerial view of Amatrice village after the strong earthquake in central Italy, 30 October 2016. A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck 6km north of Norcia, Italy, on 30 October 2016. EPA/ITALIAN FIRE FIGHTERS / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES/NO ARCHIVES ©KEYSTONE
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epa05609913 A view of Norcia village destroyed after the strong earthquake in central Italy, Umbria Region, 30 October 2016. A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck 6km north of Norcia, Italy, on 30 October 2016. EPA/MATTEO GUIDELLI ©KEYSTONE
epa05609906 The Church of San Francesco destroyed after the strong earthquake in central Italy, Norcia, Umbria Region, 30 October 2016. A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck 6km north of Norcia, Italy, on 30 October 2016.  EPA/MATTEO GUIDELLI
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epa05609896 The Basilica of San Benedetto destroyed after the strong earthquake in central Italy, Norcia, Umbria Region, 30 October 2016. A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck 6km north of Norcia, Italy, on 30 October 2016.  EPA/MATTEO GUIDELLI
epa05609896 The Basilica of San Benedetto destroyed after the strong earthquake in central Italy, Norcia, Umbria Region, 30 October 2016. A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck 6km north of Norcia, Italy, on 30 October 2016. EPA/MATTEO GUIDELLI ©KEYSTONE
A woman on a wheelchair is carried away by rescuers in Norcia, central Italy, after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. A powerful earthquake rocked the same area of central and southern Italy hit by quake in August and a pair of aftershocks last week, sending already quake-damaged buildings crumbling after a week of temblors that have left thousands homeless. (Matteo Crocchioni/ANSA via AP)
A woman on a wheelchair is carried away by rescuers in Norcia, central Italy, after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. A powerful earthquake rocked the same area of central and southern Italy hit by quake in August and a pair of aftershocks last week, sending already quake-damaged buildings crumbling after a week of temblors that have left thousands homeless. (Matteo Crocchioni/ANSA via AP) ©ANSA
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epa05609593 A building collapsed in L'Aquila after the strong earthquake in central Italy, 30 October 2016. A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck 6km north of Norcia, Italy, on 30 October 2016.  EPA/CLAUDIO LATTANZIO
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Residents rest in a sport center where they found a temporary shelter in the town of Camerino, central Italy, in the early hours of Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town. Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)
Residents rest in a sport center where they found a temporary shelter in the town of Camerino, central Italy, in the early hours of Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town. Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP) ©ANSA
epa05606615 Residents rest at a temporary shelter inside a warehouse in the town of Camerino, Marche Region, central Italy, 27 October 2016, following a 5.9 earthquake that destroyed part of the town. Authorities scrambled on 27 October, to find housing for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy, which was previously hit by a deadly quake last August.  EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI
epa05606615 Residents rest at a temporary shelter inside a warehouse in the town of Camerino, Marche Region, central Italy, 27 October 2016, following a 5.9 earthquake that destroyed part of the town. Authorities scrambled on 27 October, to find housing for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy, which was previously hit by a deadly quake last August. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI ©KEYSTONE
epa05605862 The damaged facade of a hotel in Visso, near Macerata, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, Visso, Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy on 26 October, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV) said Thursday. The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18.  EPA/CRISTIANO CHIODI
epa05605862 The damaged facade of a hotel in Visso, near Macerata, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, Visso, Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy on 26 October, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV) said Thursday. The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18. EPA/CRISTIANO CHIODI ©KEYSTONE
epa05606611 Residents rest at a temporary shelter inside a warehouse in the town of Camerino, Marche Region, central Italy, 27 October 2016, following a 5.9 earthquake that destroyed part of the town. Authorities scrambled on 27 October, to find housing for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy, which was previously hit by a deadly quake last August.  EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI
epa05606611 Residents rest at a temporary shelter inside a warehouse in the town of Camerino, Marche Region, central Italy, 27 October 2016, following a 5.9 earthquake that destroyed part of the town. Authorities scrambled on 27 October, to find housing for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy, which was previously hit by a deadly quake last August. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI ©KEYSTONE
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi salutes after his visit to Camerino, central Italy, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town. Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, hoping to prevent a second night for them on the street or in cars.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi salutes after his visit to Camerino, central Italy, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town. Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, hoping to prevent a second night for them on the street or in cars. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa05606614 Members of an emergency team assist an elderly woman as residents rest at a temporary shelter inside a warehouse in the town of Camerino, Marche Region, central Italy, 27 October 2016, following a 5.9 earthquake that destroyed part of the town. Authorities scrambled on 27 October, to find housing for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy, which was previously hit by a deadly quake last August.  EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI
epa05606614 Members of an emergency team assist an elderly woman as residents rest at a temporary shelter inside a warehouse in the town of Camerino, Marche Region, central Italy, 27 October 2016, following a 5.9 earthquake that destroyed part of the town. Authorities scrambled on 27 October, to find housing for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy, which was previously hit by a deadly quake last August. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI ©KEYSTONE
epa05605979 A damaged church in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy on 26 October, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV) said Thursday. The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18.  EPA/CRISTIANO CHIODI
epa05605979 A damaged church in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy on 26 October, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV) said Thursday. The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18. EPA/CRISTIANO CHIODI ©KEYSTONE
epa05605984 Italian soldiers unload supplies at a reception center set up by the Civil Protection for those affected by the earthquake in Visso, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy on 26 October, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV) said Thursday. The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18.  EPA/CRISTIANO CHIODI
epa05605984 Italian soldiers unload supplies at a reception center set up by the Civil Protection for those affected by the earthquake in Visso, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy on 26 October, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV) said Thursday. The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18. EPA/CRISTIANO CHIODI ©KEYSTONE
epa05605977 A general view of damaged church in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy on 26 October, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV) said Thursday. The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18.  EPA/CRISTIANO CHIODI
epa05605977 A general view of damaged church in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy on 26 October, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV) said Thursday. The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18. EPA/CRISTIANO CHIODI ©KEYSTONE
A view of a damaged church in the village of Visso, Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town.  Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi)
A view of a damaged church in the village of Visso, Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town. Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa05606274 The destroyed church of San Salvatore in Campi di Norcia, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy the previous evening, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV). The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18 on 26 October.  EPA/TOMMASO CROCCHIONI
epa05606274 The destroyed church of San Salvatore in Campi di Norcia, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy the previous evening, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV). The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18 on 26 October. EPA/TOMMASO CROCCHIONI ©KEYSTONE
epa05605864 The damaged facade of a building in Visso, near Macerata, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, Visso, Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy on 26 October, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV) said Thursday. The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18.  EPA/CRISTIANO CHIODI
epa05605864 The damaged facade of a building in Visso, near Macerata, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, Visso, Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy on 26 October, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV) said Thursday. The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18. EPA/CRISTIANO CHIODI ©KEYSTONE
A view of the facade of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, dating back to 1300, in the small town of Ussita in central Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, damaged after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town. A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi)
A view of the facade of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, dating back to 1300, in the small town of Ussita in central Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, damaged after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town. A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
The damaged post office in Visso, central Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, following an earthquake that destroyed part of the neighborhood. A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi)
The damaged post office in Visso, central Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, following an earthquake that destroyed part of the neighborhood. A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A view of the collapsed bell tower of the Santa Maria in Via church in the town of Camerino, in central Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town. Authorities began early Thursday to assess the damage caused by a pair of strong quakes in the same region of central Italy hit by the deadly August temblor, as local officials appealed for temporary housing adequate for the cold mountain temperatures with winter’s approach. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
A view of the collapsed bell tower of the Santa Maria in Via church in the town of Camerino, in central Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town. Authorities began early Thursday to assess the damage caused by a pair of strong quakes in the same region of central Italy hit by the deadly August temblor, as local officials appealed for temporary housing adequate for the cold mountain temperatures with winter‚Äôs approach. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa05605657 Firefighters help university students to recover their personal belongings from damaged houses in Camerino, near Macerata, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy the previous evening, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV). The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18 on 26 October.  EPA/CRISTIANO CHIODI
epa05605657 Firefighters help university students to recover their personal belongings from damaged houses in Camerino, near Macerata, a day after two big earthquakes shook central Italy, 27 October 2016. At least 200 aftershocks followed the first of two big earthquakes to hit central Italy the previous evening, the National Institute of Geophysics (INGV). The first 5.4 magnitude quake struck at 19:10 Italian time and was followed by an even bigger one, of magnitude 5.9, at 21:18 on 26 October. EPA/CRISTIANO CHIODI ©KEYSTONE
A view of the damaged Pietro Capuzi school in Visso, Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town.  Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi)
A view of the damaged Pietro Capuzi school in Visso, Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 after a 5.9 earthquake destroyed part of the town. Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa05605063 Evacuated people spend the night in a hangar of busses used as a temporary shelter, in Camerino, Marche Region, central Italy, 27 October 2016. Rescue teams are on their way to isolated villages near the epicenter of a 5.4-magnitude quake that struck central Italy on 26 October evening. Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy on 26 October evening, a 5.4 and a 5.9-magnitude, according to Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).  EPA/ROBERTO ALMONTI
epa05605063 Evacuated people spend the night in a hangar of busses used as a temporary shelter, in Camerino, Marche Region, central Italy, 27 October 2016. Rescue teams are on their way to isolated villages near the epicenter of a 5.4-magnitude quake that struck central Italy on 26 October evening. Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy on 26 October evening, a 5.4 and a 5.9-magnitude, according to Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). EPA/ROBERTO ALMONTI ©KEYSTONE
epa05605082 Rescue teams walk over the rubble after two strong earthquakes hit the region, in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, Marche region, central Italy, 26 October 2016. Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy on 26 October evening, a 5.4 and a 5.9-magnitude, according to Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).  EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI
epa05605082 Rescue teams walk over the rubble after two strong earthquakes hit the region, in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, Marche region, central Italy, 26 October 2016. Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy on 26 October evening, a 5.4 and a 5.9-magnitude, according to Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI ©KEYSTONE
epa05604680 A serviceman walks past rubble as rescue operations begin after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, Marche region, Italy, 26 october 2016.  EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI
epa05604680 A serviceman walks past rubble as rescue operations begin after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, Marche region, Italy, 26 october 2016. EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI ©KEYSTONE
epa05605037 Evacuated people spend the night at the Centro della Croce Rossa (Red Cross headquater) in Visso, Marche Region, Italy, 27 October 2016. Rescue teams are on their way to isolated villages near the epicenter of a 5.4-magnitude quake that struck central Italy on 26 October evening.  EPA/TOMMASO CROCCHIONI
epa05605037 Evacuated people spend the night at the Centro della Croce Rossa (Red Cross headquater) in Visso, Marche Region, Italy, 27 October 2016. Rescue teams are on their way to isolated villages near the epicenter of a 5.4-magnitude quake that struck central Italy on 26 October evening. EPA/TOMMASO CROCCHIONI ©KEYSTONE
epa05604684 A man stops to look at rubble and rescue operations after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, Marche region, Italy, 26 october 2016.  EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI
epa05604684 A man stops to look at rubble and rescue operations after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, Marche region, Italy, 26 october 2016. EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI ©KEYSTONE
epa05604734 A man is helped by servicemen as rescue operations begin after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, Marche region, Italy, 26 october 2016.  EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI
epa05604734 A man is helped by servicemen as rescue operations begin after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, Marche region, Italy, 26 october 2016. EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI ©KEYSTONE
epa05604683 People walk past rubble as rescue operations begin after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, Marche region, Italy, 26 october 2016.  EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI
epa05604683 People walk past rubble as rescue operations begin after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, in Villa Sant'Antonio village, near Visso, Marche region, Italy, 26 october 2016. EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI ©KEYSTONE
epa05604806 Debris is seen in the streets after the 5.4 and 6.1 earthquakes in Visso, Marche region, central Italy, 27 October 2016.  EPA/MATTEO GUIDELLI
epa05604806 Debris is seen in the streets after the 5.4 and 6.1 earthquakes in Visso, Marche region, central Italy, 27 October 2016. EPA/MATTEO GUIDELLI ©KEYSTONE
Firfighters inspect the damages in Visso, central Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, following an earthquake that destroyed part of the neighborhood. A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi)
Firfighters inspect the damages in Visso, central Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, following an earthquake that destroyed part of the neighborhood. A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A damaged building in Visso, central Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, following an earthquake that destroyed part of the neighborhood. A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi)
A damaged building in Visso, central Italy, Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, following an earthquake that destroyed part of the neighborhood. A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa05605057 A view of a damaged building in the aftermath of two strong earthquakes hitting the region, in Visso, Marche region, central Italy, 27 October 2016. Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy on 26 October evening, a 5.4 and a 5.9-magnitude, according to Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).  EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI
epa05605057 A view of a damaged building in the aftermath of two strong earthquakes hitting the region, in Visso, Marche region, central Italy, 27 October 2016. Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy on 26 October evening, a 5.4 and a 5.9-magnitude, according to Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI ©KEYSTONE
epa05605036 Evacuated people spend the night at the Centro della Croce Rossa (Red Cross headquater) in Visso, Marche Region, Italy, 27 October 2016. Rescue teams are on their way to isolated villages near the epicenter of a 5.4-magnitude quake that struck central Italy on 26 October evening.  EPA/TOMMASO CROCCHIONI
epa05605036 Evacuated people spend the night at the Centro della Croce Rossa (Red Cross headquater) in Visso, Marche Region, Italy, 27 October 2016. Rescue teams are on their way to isolated villages near the epicenter of a 5.4-magnitude quake that struck central Italy on 26 October evening. EPA/TOMMASO CROCCHIONI ©KEYSTONE
epa05605054 A view of a damaged building as rescue teams operate at the first light of the day in the aftermath of two strong earthquakes hitting the region, in Visso, Marche region, central Italy, 27 October 2016. Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy on 26 October evening, a 5.4 and a 5.9-magnitude, according to Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).  EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI
epa05605054 A view of a damaged building as rescue teams operate at the first light of the day in the aftermath of two strong earthquakes hitting the region, in Visso, Marche region, central Italy, 27 October 2016. Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy on 26 October evening, a 5.4 and a 5.9-magnitude, according to Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI ©KEYSTONE