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ROME – Strong earthquake jolted central Italy and various other parts of the country on Sunday, shaking buildings historic buildings, witnesses and the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The magnitude recorded was 7.1.

“There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties”, reported Italian media.

The USGS said the quake was centred 68 km (42 miles) east-southeast of Perugia. It was 108 km (67) deep.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck east of the city on Wednesday, the second of the evening whose tremors were felt as far away as the capital Rome.

The quakes came two months after almost 300 people were killed in the region by a quake that leveled several small towns.