There appears to be much loss of life (over 200) and pretty devastating property damage as well. The claim is it is the worst earthquake in Italy since 1980.
I don't know any of the people you know. However, I do have relatives in Assisi (90 miles away) who I just talked with. (With my limited Italian, I am lucky to have a cousin who speaks limited English...we get by.) Anyway, they definitely felt the earthquake but they sustained no damage.
I live just 7 kilometres from Campoli Appenino and we are feeling only mild tremors and minor damage. This time the quake did not pass down the Valley through Avezzano so we were spared, unlike in 1915.
There are still Di Mario's in Campoli but no Pancrazio.
www.paginebianche.it is the Italian telephone book.