3 large earthquakes hit central Italy in an hour
ROME - There are no immediate reports of casualties after three earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour today.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the first quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit the region north of Amatrice (ah-mah-TREE'-cheh), which was shaken by three quakes last year, that killed nearly 300 people and caused significant damage to older buildings.
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