Earthquake rattles southern Italy

2013-12-29 19:54
A painting representing Jesus on the cross hangs from a wall of a damaged house following an earthquake in Concordia sulla Secchia, Italy. (Lorenzo Moscia, Lapresse/ AP)

A painting representing Jesus on the cross hangs from a wall of a damaged house following an earthquake in Concordia sulla Secchia, Italy. (Lorenzo Moscia, Lapresse/ AP)

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Rome - An earthquake hit areas of southern Italy on Sunday, sending many residents out on to the streets.

The quake, which was measured by the US Geological Survey at 5.2 magnitude and by Italian scientists at about 4.9, was felt in densely populated cities such as Naples, Avellino and Caserta.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.

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