Earthquake of 5.7 off the Coast of Italy


Italy was briefly rocked on Wednesday morning by an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale.


The quake struck at around 7:07 a.m.; its epicentre was in the sea off the Adriatic Coast, near the town of Pesaro.

There are no reports of casualties. Several media report how some buildings, including a hospital, were evacuated as a precaution in the Marche region. Train traffic near Ancona was also interrupted.

According to Italian media, the tremors were felt as far as Rome, Florence and Bologna.

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