Quake rattles north Italy, felt in Milan, FlorenceJanuary 25, 2013 @ 7:44 am
ROME (AP) - A moderately-strong earthquake has rattled much of north-central Italy, including Milan skyscrapers, but authorities say first reports indicate there are no injuries or major damage.
Italy's National Institute of Geology said the temblor had a magnitude of 4.8 and struck shortly before 4 p.m. Friday. Institute official Alberto Michelini told Sky TG24 TV the quake's epicenter was 30 kilometers (13 miles) north of Viareggio, a Tuscan sea resort, and that the temblor was most strongly felt in the regions of Tuscany and Emiilia Romagna.
People in Milan skyscrapers and others in the Tuscan capital of Florence and in Bologna reporting feeling the quake.
Italy is quite earthquake-prone. Over 300 people were killed in 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila in central Italy.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
I-5 Bridge Collapse
I-5 bridge collapses over Skagit River near Mount Vernon; cars in river
Washington state leaders hail vote to allow openly gay Boy Scouts
There's a Zone for That
Mapping out a plan for marijuana growers and sellers
Bonneville Media encourages site users to express their opinions by posting comments. Our goal is to maintain a civil dialogue in which readers feel comfortable. At times, the comments can descend to personal attacks. Please do not engage in such behavior. We encourage your thoughtful comments which: have a positive and constructive tone, are on topic, are respectful toward others and their opinions. Bonneville reserves the right to remove comments which do not conform to these criteria.