Earthquake in Italy – level 2

25-08-2016 07:00

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy. You could feel it across the country, including the capital Rome. Buildings there shook for 20 seconds.

A number of people died, and this number is set to rise. People found a family of four dead in a town, and half of another town in central Italy is gone. Two people died in a village.

In 2009, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Italy left more than 300 people dead.

Difficult words: magnitude (strength, power),  strike  (hit), rise (go up).

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