Earthquake rattles Milan, no injuries reported
The Associated Press
Published Friday, January 25, 2013 10:54AM EST
Last Updated Friday, January 25, 2013 1:10PM EST
ROME -- 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 epicentre was 30 kilometres (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.