Quake hits Sicily

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | September 6, 2002

A 5.6 earthquake hit Sicily Friday morning, injuring some 20 people.

The western side of the southern Italian island was hardest hit, particularly the town of Palermo.

Cracked buildings and broken masonry were cited as the main types of damage so far.

The quake was centered in the Mediterranean Sea some 25 miles northeast of Palermo, according to the National Seismographic Institute in Rome.

Residents in Catania, Messina, Trapani, Agrigento, Enna and Caltanissetta also felt the quake.

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