4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Sicily

Written by on December 26, 2018

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Sicily around Europe’s most active volcano Mount Etna, injuring at least two people.

Some buildings were reportedly damaged in what was the latest in dozens of tremors since Etna erupted on Monday.

Volcanic ash had earlier covered nearby villages, and flights to and from Catania airport had to be halted temporarily.

People on the mountainside were told to escape quickly.

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The earthquake struck at 03:19 local time on Wednesday near the municipality of Viagrande.

There were also reports of buildings shaking in Catania, a city of more than 300,000 people.

Paul Ayorinde


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