Just after 3:30 this morning local time, central Italy was rocked by an earthquake measuring at least 5.8 on the Richter scale ? though the U.S. Geological Survey measured it at 6.3. It's a significant tremor by any measure. At least 50 people have died, and tens of thousands of people are homeless. For more, we go to Rachel Donadio. She's the Rome bureau chief for our partners The New York Times, but right now she's walking the streets of L'Aquila, Italy, which is near the center of the quake and 60 miles northeast of Rome.

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