Quake hits central Italy, no injuries reported

BOLOGNA, Italy Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:32pm IST

Related Topics

BOLOGNA, Italy (Reuters) - An earthquake of about magnitude 4.8 hit central Italy on Friday, the country's civil protection agency said, sending residents out into the streets but causing no reported injuries or damage.

Italian civil protection officials said the epicentre of the tremor was near the Tuscan town of Lucca. It was felt throughout the neighbouring Emilia Romagna region and parts of Lombardy.

Barbara Wiza, a staff member at the Johns Hopkins University in Bologna, said that some buildings had been evacuated.

"Compared to the last quake we did not feel it as strong. It lasted a few seconds but it wasn't strong," she said.

A quake with tremors of up to 6.0 in the same area last year killed more than 20 people, destroyed historic buildings and caused widespread damage to local industries.

(Reporting by Catherine Hornby and Stephen Jewkes; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Markets

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Modi's 100 Days

Modi's 100 Days

100 days of Modi: Good for business, not so good for marginalised groups  Full Article 

India Win

India Win

India crush feeble England to clinch one-day series.  Full Article 

Power Outage

Power Outage

Mumbai hit by power cuts  Full Article 

Segway in India

Segway in India

Segway’s India business pegs hope on tech-savvy Modi   Full Article 

Pakistan Protests

Pakistan Protests

Pakistan parliament backs embattled prime minister as crisis deepens  Full Article 

Afghan Turmoil

Afghan Turmoil

Afghan turmoil threatens NATO's "mission accomplished" plans  Full Article 

In Trouble

In Trouble

Justin Bieber charged with assault, dangerous driving in Canada.  Full Article 

Mass Hacking

Mass Hacking

Actress Jennifer Lawrence contacts authorities after nude photos hacked.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage