After Earthquake in Italy, a Timeline of Country's Quakes

Ten are believed dead after mountainous central Italy was hit by a strong earthquake - not the country's first.

Residents reacts among the rubble after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice, Italy, August 24, 2016.
Filippo Monteforte, AFP

REUTERS — A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets. A preliminary count hours after the quake struck put the death toll at more than 10. 

Here is a look at major earthquakes in Italy in the past century: 

1915

January 13: Some 32,600 are killed when an earthquake measuring 7.0 struck Avezzano in central Italy.

1930

July 27: A quake measuring 6.5 strikes the region of Irpinia in southern Italy, killing around 1,400 people. 

1976

May 6: An earthquake measuring 6.5 rocks Friuli in Italy's northeastern corner, killing 976 people and leaving 70,000 others homeless. 

1980

November 23: Some 2,735 people are killed and more than 7,500 injured in an earthquake measuring 6.5. The epicenter was at Eboli but damage was reported over a huge area towards Naples. 

1990

December 13: Earthquake centered in the sea off Sicily kills 13 people and injures 200. 

1997

September 26: Two earthquakes measuring 6.4 kill 11 people and cause serious damage to the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, damaging priceless Medieval frescoes. 

2001

July 17: Earthquake measuring 5.2 shakes the northern Italian region of Alto Adige, killing one woman. 

2002

October 31: An earthquake measuring 5.9 hits Campobasso, south-central Italy, killing 30 people, most of them children, in San Giuliano di Puglia. 

2009

April 6: A powerful earthquake strikes the Abruzzo area east of Rome. It kills more than 300 people and devastates the 13th century city of L'Aquila. 

2012

May 29, 2012: More than 16 people are killed and 350 injured in the second big earthquake to hit the area around Modena in northern Italy. An earlier quake nine days earlier killed nearly 10 people.