A large earthquake struck the central Italian town of Norcia Sunday, leveling the Basilica of St. Benedict and several other buildings in the town.

The earthquake, which occurred around 7:40 a.m. local time, had a magnitude of 6.6 on the Richter scale, making it larger than the 6.2-magnitude quake which hit near the towns of Norcia and Amatrice on Aug. 24.

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