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Moderate Earthquake Hits Southern Italy

Sun., Oct. 1, 1995

A moderate earthquake shook southern Italy on Saturday. There were no reports of serious damage, but at least four people were injured by falling debris.

The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7, and was centered in the Gargano area in the southeastern region of Puglia. It was felt as far away as the Naples area, about 140 miles to the west.

Four people were hurt near Foggia by chucks of ceiling dislodged by the quake, which was followed by several smaller tremors. Some communities reported minor damage to some older buildings and churches.

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