6.2 Magnitude Earthquake hits Central Italy

A 6.2 magnitude eartquake hit Central Italy in the middle of the night.  There are casualties.   The mayor of Italian town of Accumoli says six people have been killed there.  Fatalities are also reported in Amatrice.  The quake was centered just southeast of the town of Norcia, about 70 miles north-northeast of Rome in the province of Rieti.  The quake was approximately 6.3 miles under the earth’s surface.  The quake was felt in Rome, where buildings shook for about 20 seconds at approx. 3:37 am local time and it was felt down to Naples and up to Bologna.  The…