Quake hits Florence area, trains temporarily suspended

ROME (Reuters) – An earthquake hit north of Florence on Monday morning, forcing trains across Italy to be canceled or severely delayed.

The tremor hit the central Apennine Mountains at 3.30 a.m. (0230 GMT) with a magnitude of 4.8, the U.S Geological Survey said. There were no reports of casualties, the fire brigade said.

Train services were suspended as a precaution, including those on the national high speed line, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana said. However, they were resuming slowly several hours later

High speed lines between the cities of Bologna and Florence and Rome and Florence “are progressively returning to normality, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana said. Slower lines were also starting to run again while checks continued on some tracks.

The company must conduct checks on the line in the area if an earthquake is registered above a magnitude of 4.

Reporting by Giulia Segreti; Editing by Angus MacSwan

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Prepare to study in Canada
Study permit: Who can apply
Canada Extends Hong Kong Open Work Program By Two Years 
Manitoba Invests Another $4m In Immigrant Settlement Services
Malaysians Can Now Work In Canada Through Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership
Canada Express Entry Draw For Federal Skilled Workers Sees CRS Score Drop To 489
US Plans to Lift Covid Emergency Declarations May 2023

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *