4.9 Magnitude Quake Hits Italy - The New Indian Express

4.9 Magnitude Quake Hits Italy

Published: 30th December 2013 03:32 AM

Last Updated: 30th December 2013 03:32 AM

A 4.9-magnitude quake hit central Italy Sunday, followed by a series of aftershocks. However, no damage to property was reported.

According to the Rome-based National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), the quake was monitored at 6.08 p.m. local time (1708GMT) with the epicentre between the central regions of Molise and Campania, Xinhua reported.

The temblor, having a depth of 10.5 km, was followed by at least nine aftershocks measuring less than 3.0 magnitude, said the INGV.

The quake triggered panic along some parts in Campania region and its capital, the city of Naples, with crowds of people gathering on the streets.

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