(ANSA) - Rome, December 30 - Interior Minister and Deputy
Premier Angelino Alfano on Monday applauded the country's
response to a recent string of mild earthquakes in southern
"Firefighters and the Civil Protection Agency did their
jobs. Their collaboration was excellent," said Alfano at a
meeting of the interior ministry.
Three earthquakes shook mountains in the Campania region
around Naples early Monday following a stronger quake in the
same area a day earlier, scaring residents out of bed and into
Only light damage was reported in the Matese area, a
mountain ridge that stretches into the rural Molise region.
Monday's tremors spanned from 3.1-3.2 magnitude, following
a 4.9-magnitude quake a day earlier.
The interior ministry said over 100 tremors below 3-point
magnitude shook the area over the same course of time.