A view of a damaged bell tower of the 17th century Santa Maria di Varano' church after an earthquake, in Muccia, near Macerata, central Italy, April 10, 2018. (Gianluigi Basilietti/ANSA via AP)
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A 4.7-magnitude quake shook residents and structures early Tuesday in a region of central Italy that had been struck by a series of powerful quakes in 2016 .The October 2016 quakes, including one registering 6.1 in magnitude, came two months after a deadly quake killed some 300 to the south in Amatrice, meaning many vulnerable structures in the mountainous, quake-prone had been rendered uninhabitable.Baroni said that the Tuesday temblor was the strongest since October 2016 even if the area remains seismically active with frequent smaller quakes, including one in January.The director of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Salvatore Stramondo, said that the Amatrice quake had reactivated a series of faults that have triggered dozens of seismic events a day in a vast region from Amatrice to Norcia to Macerata over the last 20 months. An average of three quakes a month register magnitudes between 4 and 5, he said.
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