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More earthquakes plague Italy, Assisi basilica

More earthquakes shook central Italy Friday, sending people fleeing into the streets and inflicting new damage on areas hard hit by a pair of strong temblors last week, including the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

"People can't take it anymore," said Giancarlo Sagramola, a civil defense official in Fabriano, where one desperate man jumped from a second-story window.He was unhurt but at least six other people were injured in the first and strongest of Friday's quakes, which struck at 10:55 a.m. with a magnitude of 4.8.

A series of aftershocks followed.

The temblors struck as experts were cataloging pieces of rubble in the famed basilica and studying ways to reinforce its structure.

The damaged ceiling survived Friday's shocks.