Powerful 4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Naples, Italy

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Naples, Italy - A powerful 4.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the Naples region overnight, causing significant damage and prompting emergency rescue efforts.

Authorities reported over 150 seismic events detected in the area, with the strongest quake striking just before dawn. Emergency services have been working to free dozens of people trapped in severely damaged buildings across the city.

A full assessment of the destruction is still ongoing, but initial reports indicate widespread structural damage throughout Naples. No official casualty figures have been released at this time.

The earthquake was described as the worst to hit the region in recent decades, sparking panic and chaos as buildings shook violently. Residents have been advised to remain vigilant as aftershocks continue to rattle the area.

This is a developing story. More details will be provided as they become available.

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