Early today, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy at 03:36 am local time (CEST).
The epicentre of the earthquake was at (42.71 N, 13.22 E), according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. This is about 110 km northeast of Rome and about 35 km north of the deadly magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit L’Aquila in 2009.
The earthquake took place within the well-known seismic belt, characterised by prevalent normal faulting, which runs NW-SE along the Central Apennines.
For a more detialed report and a list of resources on the geology of the region, as well as more news of the earthquake, head to our website: egu.eu/00XDU4
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