Monday, July 9, 2012

Earthquake rattles Rome. Epicenter registered near Pope's summer residence


A 3.5 magnitude earthquake rattled the south of Rome Monday afternoon. The epicenter was registered in the 'Castelli Romani' area, which is near 'Castel Gandolfo' where Benedict XVI is enjoying his summer vacation.

The earthquake was also felt in Italy's Montecompatri, Colonna and Monte Porzio Catone areas.

No major injuries or damages have been reported.

This relatively small quake follows a series of earthquakes that caused serious damage in Italy's Emila Romagna region.

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