4.7-Magnitude quake hits temblor-prone central Italy

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A 4.7-magnitude quake has hit an area of central Italy near Macerata which was struck by a series of powerful quakes in 2016. No deaths or injuries have been reported.

Mayors in towns affected are reporting some damage from the temblor, which struck around dawn, and said that checks were under way. Schools in many towns have been closed for the day, as was a local train line.

The mayor of the town of Muccia, Mario Baroli, where the quake was centered, told Sky News24 that the quake appears to have damaged structures that already had suffered previous damage. He said it was the strongest of the quakes to strike the area since a series of quakes in October 2016.

The mayor in Pieve Torina, Alessandro Gentilucci, told RAI News24 that authorities were checking structures.