Earthquake rattles Italy

A strong earthquake has rocked a rural area about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of Rome, but authorities say reports from residents indicate no damage or injuries.

Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology said the quake struck about 10:20 pm (2120 GMT) Saturday and had a 4.8 magnitude.

Seismologists pinpointed the epicenter near the town of Sora, about 20 kilometers (13 miles) from Frosinone, the largely rural area's biggest town.

Frosinone fireman Bruno Levanti told Sky TG24 TV that many residents called authorities seeking reassurances but that there were no reports of damage or injuries.

The area is earthquake-prone.

A somewhat stronger 5.0 magnitude quake can do considerable damage.



 

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