Italy earthquake: Moderate tremor felt as far away as Rome


PUBLISHED Sun, September 10, 2017 - 4:17pm EDT
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A moderate earthquake (terremoto) with a preliminary magnitude of 3.9 has struck central Italy, with light shaking felt as far away as Rome, Rieti, and some other parts of the country, seismologists and residents say. (more)





The earthquake, which struck at 9:58 p.m. local time on Sunday, was centered about 30 kilometers southwest of L'Aquila, or 66 kilometers northeast of Roma. It struck about 2 kilometers below the surface, making it a very shallow earthquake.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).put the initial magnitude at 4.5, but Italy's Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) said the earthquake's magnitude was only 3.9. The shallow depth means the quake may have been perceived as stronger in the vicinity of the epicenter.

Residents across the region reported feeling the earthquake, including in parts of Rome, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries. Italy is regularly shaken by light and moderate earthquakes, some of which are felt in Rome.





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