Earthquake Hits Sicily

Palermo(Italy), Dec 26:  A 4.8 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday hit Sicily around Europe’s most active volcano Mount Etna and injuring at least two people, Italian media reported.

Sources said, the earthquake struck at 3.19 a.m. near Viagrande. The residents panicked and many ran out onto the streets as the quake felt just two days after Mount Etna erupted on Monday with officials reporting more than 130 quakes of up to 4.3 magnitude.

There were also reports of buildings shaking in Catania, a port city with more than three lakh people. Volcanic ash had covered nearby villages, and flights to and from Catania airport had to be halted temporarily.

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