Magnitude 5.3 quake shakes northern Italy

January 27, 2012 7:25:00 AM PST
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 shook northern Italy on Friday, the second such temblor this week.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was near Parma. Residents in Milan said they felt the temblor that lasted about 10-15 seconds.

On Wednesday, a magnitude-5 earthquake shook a wide area of northern Italy from Verona to Genoa. No injuries or serious damage were reported then.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from Friday's temblor.