Italy cleaning up after 6.6 earthquake on Sunday

ROME (KRQE) – Italians are in distress as a powerful earthquake rocks Central and Southern Italy.

Emergency workers are racing to determine if any people have been killed or injured. Authorities said there have been reports of collapsed buildings in many cities.

Witnesses said Saint Benedict Cathedral crumbled and only its facade remains standing. Priests prayed in the piazza amid the rubble.

The preliminary magnitude is 6.6.

This comes just days after a pair of aftershock quakes hit the area. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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