A Magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck Central Italy, leaving at least 10 people dead and others trapped under rubble. Italian officials said the quake hit the city of Perugia, at the very shallow depth of 10km. The mayor of Amatrice told Italian radio that “half the town is gone”. According to La Repubblica newspaper. In Rome, some buildings shook for 20 seconds. A family of four had been found under rubble in the town of Accumoli. Meanwhile police said two people had died in the nearby village of Pescara Del Tronto, Rai reported. There were also reports of serious damage in the town of Amatrice. Italy’s civil protection agency described the earthquake as “severe”. The Prime Minister’s office said rescue teams are being sent to the worst-hit areas.