Central Italy rocked by earthquake

There have been no immediate reports of damage (iStock / file)
There have been no immediate reports of damage (iStock / file)

Two earthquakes have rocked central Italy on Wednesday evening (local time), just two months after another quake killed more than 290 people.

The first strong quake was magnitude 5.4 and struck near Preci, around 61km southeast of Perugia, at a depth of 10km, according to the US Geological Survey.

A second quake registered at 6.1, according to the German Research Centre for Geosciences, struck close by, also around 10km deep.

People have reported feeling the shakes as far away as the northern city Bologna while a number of people say buildings in Rome were rattled.

Power in some areas was knocked out by the first quake and closed a major highway.

In August, buildings in central Italy were flattened by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, and nearly 300 people died.

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