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Earthquake measuring 3.4 shakes towns southeast of Rome

Mayor says no injuries, damage after tremors shake Frosinone

17 February, 14:36
Earthquake measuring 3.4 shakes towns southeast of Rome (ANSA) - Rome, February 17 - An earthquake southeast of Rome shook several towns Monday but local officials said that no damage and no injuries were reported.

"The earthquake was felt by residents but fortunately, there are no consequences, the school will open as usual," said Antonello Antonellis, the mayor of San Donato Valcomino in Frosinone province, about 75 kilometers southeast of Rome.

"The situation is calm".

The quake, which occurred shortly before 6 a.m., was measured at a magnitude of 3.4 and shook towns including Picinisco, Settefrati, Pescasseroli, Villetta Barrea and Civitella Alfedena which lie between Rome and the province of L'Aquila.

The capital city of mountainous L'Aquila was devastated in 2009 but a major quake that killed more than 300 people, left about 65,000 homeless, and caused millions of euros in damages.