5.6 Aftershock Rattles Quake Zone

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 7, 2009 1:43 PM CDT
Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, left, meets with volunteers of the Civil Protection service near L'Aquila today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A strong tremor has shaken quake-hit areas of central Italy and sent rescuers and residents fleeing from damaged buildings in L'Aquila. Chunks of concrete dropped from the buildings there and the shock was felt as far away as Rome. The US Geological Survey reported that the temblor registered 5.6 on the Richter scale. The quake that struck yesterday was 6.3.