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A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Sunday, rattling Rome less than a week after temblors rattled a country still recovering from August’s quake that left almost 300 dead.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but residents rushed into piazzas and streets after being roused from bed at 7:40 a.m. local time (2:40 a.m. ET).

Nuns rushed out of their church in the central town of Norcia as the clock tower appeared about to crumble In Rieti, hospital patients fled into the street and and huddled outside under blankets.

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Image: A collapsed building in Norcia pictured on Italian television channel Sky Tg24.

A collapsed building in Norcia pictured on Italian television channel Sky Tg24. HO / AFP – Getty Images

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