ROME, March 9. / Itar-Tass Bukalov /. A series of earthquakes in Southern Italy, in the region of the Straits of Messina, which separates Sicily from the peninsula. According to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology / NIVG / aftershocks up to 3.7 magnitude were felt all last night and this morning.
No casualties or damage were reported. At the same time, the population of coastal areas Gallodoro, Santa Teresa di Riva and Letoyyanni clearly felt the tremors: the police, fire and emergency services received many disturbing calls.
Experts NIVG not connect underground activity in the Strait of Messina with a simultaneous massive earthquake in Japan.