Mount Etna volcano spews lava during an eruption early Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Italy's Catania airport is reopening after an ash cloud from Mount Etna's latest eruptions forced it to shut down. The airport on the Mediterranean island of Sicily says it's having a limited opening Tuesday, operating four flights an hour. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
Photo: Orietta Scardino/AP
Photo: Orietta Scardino/AP

2 injured as 5.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Sicily

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At least two people were injured and a dozen buildings were damaged, the BBC reports

The earthquake struck around 2:19 a.m. (local time) Wednesday, according to the USGS

Ash covered buildings, streets and sidewalks and lava could be seen shooting from the volcano, the Associated Press reported

There were more than 300 tremors Monday, with one of the largest recorded at 4.3-magnitude. They continued to be felt Tuesday, although they were less powerful, until the 9:19 a.m. quake. 

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