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    Strong Quakes Rock Central Italy, Injuring Dozens

    You never know when an aftershock will strike. Crews worked through the night despite bad weather, trying to mitigate the damage from a magnitude-5.5 earthquake that struck Macerata province, and a magnitude-6.1 tremor that followed two hours later. The two quakes, which rattled windows in Rome but caused no reported deaths, are thought to be aftershocks of the temblor in August that killed 300. Experts warn more aftershocks could be in the works as crews try to repair power lines and rescue historic buildings damaged by the shaking.

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