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In pictures: 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy

A strong earthquake hit Italy on Sunday, the strongest tremor to hit the country in more than three decades

In pictures: 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy
A general view of damaged buildings in the red zone in Trisungo, Arquqta del Tronto, following a massive earthquake this morning on October 30, 2016 in Perugia, Italy. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy near the city of Perugia early on Sunday morning, devastating entire communities. No deaths have been reported so far. (Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)
In pictures: 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy
A general view of damaged buildings in the red zone in Trisungo, Arquqta del Tronto, following a massive earthquake this morning on October 30, 2016 in Perugia, Italy. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy near the city of Perugia early on Sunday morning, devastating entire communities. No deaths have been reported so far. (Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)
In pictures: 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy
A general view of damaged buildings in the red zone in Trisungo, Arquqta del Tronto, following a massive earthquake this morning on October 30, 2016 in Perugia, Italy. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy near the city of Perugia early on Sunday morning, devastating entire communities. No deaths have been reported so far. (Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)
In pictures: 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy
A general view of damaged buildings in the red zone in Trisungo, Arquqta del Tronto, following a massive earthquake this morning on October 30, 2016 in Perugia, Italy. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy near the city of Perugia early on Sunday morning, devastating entire communities. No deaths have been reported so far. (Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)
In pictures: 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy
A general view of damaged buildings in the red zone in Trisungo, Arquqta del Tronto, following a massive earthquake this morning on October 30, 2016 in Perugia, Italy. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy near the city of Perugia early on Sunday morning, devastating entire communities. No deaths have been reported so far. (Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)
In pictures: 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy
A general view of damaged buildings in Arquata del Tronto following a massive earthquake this morning on October 30, 2016 in Perugia, Italy. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy near the city of Perugia early on Sunday morning, devastating entire communities. No deaths have been reported so far. (Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)
In pictures: 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy
Firefighters and rescuers carry a woman on a wheelchair after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake on October 30, 2016 in Norcia. It came four days after quakes of 5.5 and 6.1 magnitude hit the same area and nine weeks after nearly 300 people died in an August 24 quake that devastated the tourist town of Amatrice at the peak of the holiday season. Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years dealt a new blow Sunday to the country's seismically vulnerable heart, sending terrified residents fleeing for the third time in nine weeks and flattening a revered six-century-old church. (Photo Fabrizio Troccoli/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy
A general view of damaged buildings in Arquata del Tronto following a massive earthquake this morning on October 30, 2016 in Perugia, Italy. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy near the city of Perugia early on Sunday morning, devastating entire communities. No deaths have been reported so far. (Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)
In pictures: 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy
A woman speaks on the phone at a gathering point outside the center of Norcia after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake on October 30, 2016. It came four days after quakes of 5.5 and 6.1 magnitude hit the same area and nine weeks after nearly 300 people died in an August 24 quake that devastated the tourist town of Amatrice at the peak of the holiday season. Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years dealt a new blow Sunday to the country's seismically vulnerable heart, sending terrified residents fleeing for the third time in nine weeks and flattening a revered six-century-old church. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy
A wall collapsed after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake on October 30, 2016 in Norcia. It came four days after quakes of 5.5 and 6.1 magnitude hit the same area and nine weeks after nearly 300 people died in an August 24 quake that devastated the tourist town of Amatrice at the peak of the holiday season. Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years dealt a new blow Sunday to the country's seismically vulnerable heart, sending terrified residents fleeing for the third time in nine weeks and flattening a revered six-century-old church. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)