Quake rattles Rome, no damage or injuries reported

ROME Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:11am IST

Tourists protect themselves from the falling snow with umbrellas as they view Rome's ancient Colosseum February 3, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Tourists protect themselves from the falling snow with umbrellas as they view Rome's ancient Colosseum February 3, 2012.

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ROME (Reuters) - An earthquake struck 90 km southeast of Rome on Saturday, Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The 4.8 magnitude quake struck at 10:16 p.m. and was felt from Rome to Naples and in the neighbouring region of Abruzzo, according to Reuters witnesses.

The epicentre was near the towns of Sora and Isola del Liri.

(Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Alison Williams)

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