Trains delayed in southern Italy after 4.3-magnitude earthquake shakes Calabria

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The Local Italy - [email protected] • 20 Jan, 2022 Updated Thu 20 Jan 2022 12:02 CEST
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A view of the coast from the town of Riace in Calabria. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli

No major damage was reported after an earthquake was felt across much of the southern Italian region of Calabria on Thursday.


Calabria was hit by a 4.3-magnitude earthquake on Thursday morning, the National Institute of Geology and Volcanology (INGV) has confirmed.

The earthquake was felt most strongly on the south-western Calabrian coast, affecting Catanzaro, Vibo Valentia, Reggio di Calabria, at 10.19am on Thursday, the institute said.

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No serious injury or damage has been reported, firefighters said, though schools and public offices in the area were evacuated according to reports in Italian media.


Trains were stopped for several hours, including at least five high-speed services bound for Rome, leading to knock-on delays across the rail network, news agency Ansa reports. Major roads in the region remained open.

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The Local Italy 2022/01/20 12:02

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