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Huge 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Sicily

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Huge 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Sicily

Some residents spent the night outdoors in fear of possible powerful aftershocks.

 

A magnitude-4.8 earthquake rattled the Italian island of Sicily on Saturday.

The quake hit north-west of the Sicily’s second-largest city, Catania, sending people running from their homes around 2:30am (0030 GMT).

Some residents spent the night outdoors in fear of possible powerful aftershocks.

Several people were slightly injured, according to local media.

Slight damage was reported at a few homes while churches, schools and other public buildings were subjected to inspection throughout the day.

“It was a long and emotional night,’’ Antonio Bonanno, the mayor of Biancavilla, said on Facebook.

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