The northern Italian town of Marradi in the province of Florence was struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 just after five in the morning. So far, there are no reports of injuries or property damage.
The ground shook at 5:10 a.m. in the province of Florence, and the earthquake was also felt in the neighboring region of Emilia-Romagna.
According to the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), the earthquake had a magnitude of 4.8, and the epicenter was 8.4 kilometers below the Earth’s surface not far from the municipality of Marradi, which is located 70 kilometers northeast of Florence.
Several weaker aftershocks followed.
Residents of Marradi ran into the streets in panic. The local mayor Tommaso Triberti announced that the earthquake did not cause major material damage. Also the governor of Tuscany Eugenio Giani wrote on Facebook that there are no critical conditions in the area, but that experts are on the ground checking for possible damage to the buildings.