2016-10-27: Damage to buildings and power blackouts were reported following two earthquakes in Central Italy, in the regions of Umbria and Marche, on Wednesday evening (26 October, local time). According to initial reports, people were also injured, several houses collapsed and roads were closed to traffic. One person died from a heart attack. The epicentres of the earthquakes were located close to the village of Visso, 120 kilometres north-east of Rome.
Aftershocks are to be expected in the region, which can cause further damage. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to avoid damaged buildings and bridges, and to follow instructions from local authorities. Landslides are possible due to heavy rainfalls in the region. Travellers are therefore advised to also exercise caution near mountainsides.
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