Several towns and villages in central Italy have been damaged after being hit by two powerful earthquakes within hours of each other.
The first earthquake struck southwest of the town of Visso at 7pm, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale. The second followed, with a magnitude of 6.1 and an epicentre an estimated 3.2 kilometers north of Visso.
The quakes resulted in damage in Visso and another town, Campi, where the historic church, San Salvatore, was destroyed by the tremors -- the first severely damaged the structure and the second finished it off. At the moment, no serious injuries have been reported.