Florence earthquake magnitude 4.8

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake occurred early Monday near Florence, central Italy, but regional authorities said it did not appear to have caused significant damage.

The epicenter occurred near Marradi, a city about 70 kilometers northeast of Florence, at a depth of 8.4 kilometers, said the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).

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The earthquake occurred at 03:10 GMT and was followed by several aftershocks, INGV said.

“At the moment there are no particularly critical situations after the earthquake with its epicenter in Marradi,” the governor of Tuscany wrote on Facebook. Eugenio Giani, adding that checks are being carried out on possible structural damage to the buildings.