On August 23, 2016, an earthquake struck central Italy. The earthquake struck at 3:36am, with a magnitude of 6.2. From this earthquake, 200 aftershocks followed. The Seven strong aftershocks ranged from magnitudes 4.0 to 5.5, as the aftershock of magnitude 5.5 struck at 4:33am, following the earthquake. The earthquake and aftershocks were so strong, quakes could be felt from as far as the south in Naples and north in Bologna.The earthquakes caused great harm within the towns Umbria, Lazio, and Marche, leading to the deaths of more than 150 people, the injuries of hundreds, and the collapse of building structures within the towns. The devastating earthquake raises importance as Italy is prone to earthquakes. This is because Italy is located between two tectonic plates, which commonly shift among another. Italy also has fault lines tracing among the Apennines Mountains. With these earthquakes, it is important for Italy to create buildings which will be protected against the earthquakes & have plans in case another earthquake strikes. Through precautionary measurements, Italy's earthquakes will lead to less fatalities and damages.