A series of earthquakes have rocked the Italian island of Sicily – with experts unable to rule out further shocks in the days to come.  The tremors hit in the Strait of Sicily, or Sicilian Channel, which separate it from North Africa, about 60km (37 miles) south of the province of Ragusa Modica. A 3.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 2.13am today and was quickly followed by further earthquakes measuring 2.8, 2.6 and 2.59 respectively. They came hard on the heels of two others measuring 3.5 and 3.6, which

occurred in the area over the previous 48 hours.  No injuries were reported but experts say the flurry of activity may not be over. Eugenio Privitera, director of the Etneo Observatory of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) said: “The area of the Sicilian Channel is very large and there is a very complex and little-known fault system, generated by the thrust of the African plate against the Eurasian one. READ MORE