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Strong earthquake rattles central Italy and Rome, shaking centuries-old buildings in capital

A Strong Earthquake Hit Central Italy On Wednesday, And Was Felt In The Capital Rome. Italy’s National Geophysics Institute Registered A 5.4 Magnitude Quake At A Depth Of Nine Kilometres In The Macerata Area Of The Central Region Of Marche.

PTI | Updated on: 26 Oct 2016, 11:29:28 PM
Strong earthquake rattles central Italy  (Representational pic: Getty)


A strong earthquake hit central Italy on Wednesday, and was felt in the capital Rome. Italy’s national geophysics institute registered a 5.4 magnitude quake at a depth of nine kilometres in the Macerata area of the central region of Marche.

The US Geological Survey confirmed the magnitude, locating the epicentre as seven kilometres south-southwest of the village of Visso in Macerata. 

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First Published : 26 Oct 2016, 11:04:00 PM