Rome earthquake

A strong earthquake rattlles Rome, just two months after a powerful temblor toppled villages in central Italy, killing nearly 300 people.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. But the quake shook centuries-old palazzi in Rome's historic center.

Italy's National Vulcanology Center said the epicenter was near Macerata, near Perugia. The U.S. Geological Survey said it had a depth of some 10 kilometers, which is relatively shallow.

Wednesday's quake was felt from Perugia in Umbria to the capital Rome to the central Italy town of Aquila, which was struck by a deadly quake in 2009. The mayor of Aquila, however, said there was no immediate report of damage.

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