Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes central Italy, felt in Rome

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday at a depth of 10 kilometres just two months after a stronger quake killed almost 300 and levelled a number of small towns.

Reuters| Last Updated: Oct 27, 2016, 00:18 AM IST

ROME: A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday at a depth of 10 kilometres just two months after a stronger quake killed almost 300 and levelled a number of small towns.

The United States Geological Society initially said a magnitude 5.6 quake had hit, but the strength was subsequently revised down to 5.4. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The earthquake struck near the border between the regions of Marche and Umbria, but the epicentre is still unclear. It was also felt in Rome at about 1710 GMT.