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Fresh tremors hit central Italy today, causing more damage to the 13th-century Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi.

The first quake, which officials said measured between magnitude 4.0 and 5.0, could be felt in Rome, 60 miles to the southwest.

It was the fourth big quake in 12 days to have its epicenter near the village of Colfiorito.

No serious injuries or deaths were reported, although several people were injured while fleeing the area in heavy rain.

Masonry fell from inside the basilica and convent complex of St. Francis of Assisi, which already had sustained damage in last month's tremors.

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