Magnitude-6.2 earthquake strikes central Italy

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NORCIA, Italy — A magnitude-6.2 earthquake rocked central Italy Wednesday morning.

The United States Geological Survey reports the earthquake struck about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the town of Norcia around 3:30 a.m., local time.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center put the magnitude at 6.1 and said the epicenter was northeast of Rome, near Rieti.

An earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday morning. (USGS)

An earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday morning. (USGS)

It was unclear if there are any injuries or the extent of the damage. Hundreds of people reported to the USGS that they felt the earthquake.

In April 2009, an earthquake in central Italy killed 295 people.