A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy early today, resulting in at least 73 deaths and extensive damage in several small towns. The epicenter was about 6.5 miles southeast of Norcia, in the Umbria region. The towns of Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto were among the most severely damaged. The quake was felt as far north as Bologna and as far south as Naples. Around 80 aftershocks have been reported.
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UPDATE: The outlets are now reporting that "at least 120" are dead.