How to help the injured in the wake of the earthquake

Italia’s National Disaster Office has opened an investigation into reports of an earthquake in the southern Italian province of Verona.

In a statement on Friday, it said it had opened an inquiry into the earthquake in Verona, which occurred at around 8:30am local time (2:30pm GMT).

The disaster office said it was looking into whether the earthquake had an impact on people’s health.

“The earthquake shook Verona and caused damage to houses and other structures in the area,” it said.

“No-one was injured.”

A quake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck the region on Sunday evening.

The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.9, according to the US Geological Survey, but the epicenter was only about 150 metres (660 feet) from the city of Veron.

The epicenter of the quake was a depth of 1,300 metres (3,300 feet), according to officials.

It was the fourth earthquake to hit Veron in 2017.