A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit the Rimini area

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Size 5.7Earthquake shakes Rimini – schools closed, trains cancelled

An earthquake woke people in the Adriatic region of Italy on Wednesday morning. Train services were disrupted near Ancona.

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The epicenter was located in the Adriatic Sea between Rimini and Ancona.

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Bottles of wine and other products fell from shelves in a supermarket.

Bottles of wine and other products fell from shelves in a supermarket.

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Minor damage to buildings has already been reported here in the town of Fano, north of Ancona.

Minor damage to buildings has already been reported here in the town of Fano, north of Ancona.

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Italy was hit by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake. Authorities said the earthquake struck at 7:07 a.m. Wednesday morning, with the epicenter located in the sea off the Adriatic coast near the city of Pesaro in the Marche region. A video currently circulating on Twitter shows bottles of wine and other products being thrown from shelves at a supermarket.

There was initially no word on any damage to buildings or casualties and injuries. The media reported that some buildings, including a hospital, were evacuated as a precaution in the area in the east of the country. Train services were disrupted near Ancona.

In many places, people ran into the streets in panic. “So far we have not received any requests for rescue operations or reports of damage,” the Italian fire service said on Twitter.

However, according to the regional authorities, schools and trains were canceled in the entire region as a precaution. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s office said the head of government is in constant contact with the Civil Protection Office and the Prime Minister for the Marche region.

Meet in Italy the Eurasian and African tectonic plates collidewhat causes it The risk of earthquakes is particularly high Yippee. In the summer of 2016, an earthquake in the Marche, Umbria and Lazio regions killed almost 300 people.

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