Quake rattles northern Italy

Officials say an earthquake has shaken a wide area of northern Italy from Verona to Genoa on the western coast but that no injuries or damage were reported.

The National Geophysics Institute in Rome registered the magnitude-5 earthquake on Wednesday and said the epicenter was in Reggio Emilia, some 400 km (250 mile) north of Rome.

Residents reported that buildings shook at around 9 a.m. (0800 GMT) in Verona, Milan, Turin and Genoa.

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