Earthquake hits central Italy

By REUTERS
November 3, 2016 03:39

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck central Italy on Thursday morning in the same region hit by recent strong quakes, the US Geological Survey said.

It said the temblor, which struck at 1:35 a.m. (00:35 GMT), was very shallow, only 10 km deep, and was centered 51.5 km southeast of Perugia.Earthquakes measuring 5.5 and 6.1 hit the area on Oct. 26, followed by a 6.6 magnitude quake on Sunday, the biggest tremor to strike Italy for 36 years.

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake is considered moderate and is capable of causing considerable damage. The shallow depth would have intensified the shaking at the surface.


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