Magnitude 5.6 strikes central Italy, felt in Rome | Reuters

ROME A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday at a depth of 10 kilometers just two months after a stronger quake killed almost 300 and leveled a number of small towns.The United States Geological Society initially said a magnitude 5.6 quake had hit, but the strength was subsequently revised down to 5.4. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The earthquake struck near the border between the regions of Marche and Umbria, but the epicenter is still unclear. It was also felt in Rome at about 1.10 p.m. ET.

(Reporting by Steve Scherer, editing by Isla Binnie)

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Updated Date: Oct 26, 2016 23:45 PM

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