14 Apr 2009

Strong aftershock in Italy

10:23 am on 14 April 2009

A new aftershock has occurred into central Italy - a week after a strong earthquake killed 294 people.

News channel Rainews 24 reported that the aftershock measured 4.8 on the Richter scale. It occurred just before 2130 GMT on Monday.

The quake on 6 April measured 6.3 on the Richter scale.

The National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology said earlier on Monday that 10,000 aftershocks have hit the region since the earthquake.