An earthquake triggered by Mount Etna in Sicily has injured 10 people, with local residents fleeing their homes.
An 80-year-old man was pulled from the rubble of a house after the 4.8 magnitude quake struck just after 3am on Wednesday, Italian news agency ANSA said.
Civil Protection officials in Italy said the quake was part of a series of 1,000 mostly unnoticeable tremors linked to Etna’s ongoing eruption this week.
The quake left rural homes damaged, toppled a statue in a church in the town of Santa Venerina and opened up cracks on a road which was closed for inspection.
Government undersecretary Vito Crimi said there were no deaths.