M6.2 CENTRAL ITALY on August 24th 2016 at 01:36 UTC

Last update: 2 September 2016 at 14:17 UTC

Earthquake details | Aftershocks locations | Intensity map
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Earthquake details

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit Central Italy, in the region of Lazio, Rieti, 110 km north-east of Roma, 43 km north of l'Aquila on Wednesday 24 August 2016 at 01:36 UTC (03:36 local time).

At the time of this report, Italian authorities reports more than 290 victims and hundreds injured. Major damage was reported in the town of Amatrice, in the province of Rieti where dozens of buildings collapsed trapping people in their sleep.

More than 200 aftershocks have been recorded in 24 hours following the main shock, and more than 370 aftershocks in 5 days.

The main shock lies more or less between the epicenter of the April 6th, 2009 l'Aquila earthquake and of September 26th, 1997 Umbria and Marche earthquake. More information on the main shock is available here.

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Picture of surface rupture


Aftershocks sequence

Aftershocks distribution and main shock location comared to past regional earthquakes (April 6th, 2009 l'Aquila earthquake and September 26th, 1997 Umbria and Marche earthquake)

Aftershocks distribution and population

The region of Norcia/Amatrice is less populated than the region of l'Aquila.

Aftershocks time distribution Aftershocks time rate


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Map of testimonies



Comments posted by the eyewitnesses

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Focal mecanism


Moment Tensors Solutions

Focal mechanism et distrubution of seismic moment with FMNEAR method

by B. Delouis, Géoazur

More seismic information

Main Shock Epicenter Location
Past Regional Seismicity as from the ISC catalogue (1964-2004) and EMSC Real Time catalogue (2005-today)