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Just In: Earthquake Measuring 5.4 Hits Central Italy

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake has struck central Italy, with tremors reportedly felt across the regions of Abruzzo, Marche and Lazio, including the city of Rome. 
 
The quake hit at around 10:25am local time on Wednesday and was recorded 104km (69 miles) northeast of Rome, according to the US Geological Survey. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reports the depth of the quake at 10km.

The epicenter is understood to be just 7km from the town of Amatrice, the scene of a devastating 6.1 magnitude earthquake in August 2016, which claimed 297 lives.

No injuries or damage to buildings have so far been reported, according to Reuters. It’s reported that a number of checks are being carried out in areas affected by the quake.

At least four aftershocks followed the initial quake on Wednesday, strongest measuring 3.2 magnitude, reports La Repubblica.

Source: RT


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