Another deadly earthquake has struck central Italy, and the death toll continues to climb. As of late Monday afternoon in L'Aquila, near the quake's centre, at least 92 people have been reported dead and tens of thousands have been left homeless.
At least 26 other towns in the area have also been hard hit, according to authorities. They say the L’Aquila quake was the worst to hit Italy since 1980, when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Eboli, south of Naples, leaving more than 2,700 people dead.
This link to the New York Times website provides more information, maps and details. (Above photos from ANSA; BBC website)
The affected area is very close to my beloved Umbria province. My thoughts are with our Italian friends and their neighbours.