The Latest: Strong aftershock rattles Italy’s quake zone


(AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

7:30 a.m.

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Another strong aftershock has rattled quake-ravaged central Italy, reportedly causing some more damage to crumbled buildings in hard-hit Amatrice.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the aftershock had a preliminary magnitude of 4.7. Italy’s national geological institute put the magnitude at 4.8. It said the 6:28 a.m. temblor was preceded by more than a dozen weaker aftershocks overnight and followed by another nine in the subsequent hour.

The quake zone has experienced more than 500 aftershocks, some measuring 5.1, in the two days since the original pre-dawn quake Wednesday.


2:30 a.m.

New York City’s World Trade Center is honoring the victims of the earthquake in Italy.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday directed the building’s 408-foot (124-meter) spire be lit in the colors of the country’s flag – green, white and red.

Wednesday’s earthquake killed at least 250 people in Amatrice and other towns in central Italy.

In a statement, Cuomo extended his condolences to the victims and said New York stands ready to lend support.