On 24 August 2016, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, 76 kilometres (47 miles) southeast from the city of Perugia. The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), at the very shallow depth of 10km (six miles). 98 aftershocks within the next 36 hours have continued taking a toll on survivors. According to Italian Red Cross, as of 30 August, 292 people were killed in the towns of Amatrice, Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto as follows: (see chart)
In addition, 2,925 people have been displaced: 970 in the region of Lazio, 1,200 in the region of Marche and 755 in the region of Umbria. There is no official number of missing people as rescue activities are still on-going.
On 30 August 2016, the Civil Protection reported 3,554 people have been assisted and are being accommodated in camps.
Thousands of homes, buildings and infrastructure have been destroyed or damaged by the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central Italy. The Italian Red Cross in coordination with the Civil Protection deployed rescuers with specialist equipment and sniffer dogs to the affected areas, and more than 450 volunteers are currently on the ground providing emergency supplies, first aid and psychosocial support to people affected by the disaster.