An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 hit the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily early last Wednesday, damaging buildings and injuring about 30 people.

It occurred two days after Etna, Europe’s highest and most active volcano, erupted, sending a huge column of ash into sky and causing the closure of Catania airport.
The earthquake hit at 3:19 am prompting many people to run out of their homes. It was felt strongly because its epicentre was 1 kilometre deep.
TV footage showed damage to older buildings in the towns of the earea. Several of the area’s centuries-old churches appeared to suffer the most damage.
30 people suffered injuries from falling masonry as they fled from their homes. About 10 were taken to hospital by ambulances, the others were taken by friends and family members. None of the injuries were serious.

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