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Tremors continue to rattle central Italy

A destroyed house in the village of Amatrice, a day after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit central Italy. Photo: EPA
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Dozens of minor earthquakes have continued to shake central Italy, where a big tremor on Sunday devastated towns in the mountainous region northeast of Rome.

The national geological institute reported on Tuesday dozens of tremors overnight between Monday and Tuesday, with a relatively powerful 4.7 magnitude quake around 0800 GMT (7pm AEST).

There were no reports of major new damage, although the larger tremor was reportedly felt as far as Rome.

The latest quake comes as Italian authorities try to find housing for the newly homeless.

Civil protection officials say the number of people needing housing has risen by 15,000 since last week, a figure that does not include the 2000 who remained displaced from a deadly quake in August.

Italy observes the public holiday of All Saints on Tuesday.

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