Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Italy near Perugia: USGS

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Posted: Aug 23, 2016 9:52 PM

(Reuters) - A strong 6.4 magnitude quake struck central Italy early on Wednesday near the city of Perugia, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, located 47 miles (76 km) southeast of Perugia, occurred at 3:36 a.m. (0936 ET) and was felt as far as Rome. It was very shallow, only 6.2 miles (10 km) deep, the USGS said.

(Reporting by Sandra Maler in Washington; Editing by Peter Cooney)