Series of five earthquakes of medium strength was recorded early Thursday morning in the northeast near the town of Catania, Sicily, said the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy.
According to seismologists, the epicenter of the most powerful 3.2-magnitude earthquake was in the zone of the active volcano Mount Etna at a depth of about five kilometers from the Earth's surface.
In just the last day specialists registered in Sicily 17 tremors of varying strength.
According to the situational center Civil Defence Italy, death and destruction as a result of seismic activity in Sicily not.
Two tremors slightly more than 2 on the Richter scale were recorded last night in the Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, where 20 and 29, a devastating earthquake, the result of which 27 people died and more than 400 — were injured.
This time of death and destruction as a result of fluctuations in the earth's surface Emilia Romagna was not followed, but the situation in the disaster area remains tense. Many of the residents of this area, where the homeless were more than 15 thousand people, refuse to leave the tent camps and return to their homes, which have been recognized by experts habitable.
Quake-hit Italians outraged as various bureaucratic obstacles that prevent them from returning to normal. For this reason, on Thursday in the disaster area are planned protest rally.