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Earthquake hits Tuscany, damages buildings and sends people out into the street

Earthquake hits Tuscany, damages buildings and sends people out into the street

  • The earthquake hit the Appennines in Mugello at 4.37 am
  • Frightened people ran into the street but no injuries were reported
  • Epicenter was about 20 miles north of Florence near the town of Scarperia
  • It was felt strongly in the regional capital and caused some damage in other cities

An earthquake hit Tuscany north of Florence, damaged buildings, and frightened people fled into the street in the middle of the night.

Mayors of cities near the Appennine Mountains, known as Mugello, said there were no injuries from the earthquake before dawn.

Regional governor Enrico Rossi said there were problems with some buildings and Italian newspapers placed pictures of cracks in the walls of the church of San Silvestro in the city of Barberino del Mugello, close to the epicenter.

The National Geophysics Agency said the strongest in a series of vibrations was measured at magnitude 4.5 and hit at 4.37 a.m. local time. The epicenter was placed 2.5 miles north of the city of Scarperia.

The National Geophysics Agency said the strongest in a series of vibrations was measured at magnitude 4.5 and beaten at 4.37 am local time, 4 km from the city of Scarperia

The National Geophysics Agency said the strongest in a series of vibrations was measured at magnitude 4.5 and beaten at 4.37 am local time, 4 km from the city of Scarperia

State Railways said the high-speed train between Florence and Bologna was temporarily closed as a precaution.

State radio said train services on the line resumed later.

Schools in cities near the epicenter are closed as a precaution while experts have checked for structural safety.

Geologists noted that 100 years ago, an earthquake about 1,000 times more powerful hit the same area and killed 100 people.

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