Magnitude 6.1 and 5.5 Italy Earthquakes

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Italy on October 26, 2016 at 19:18:08 UTC (9:18 pm local). A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck earlier at 17:10:37 UTC. Numerous smaller aftershocks have also occurred.

Visit the USGS event pages for more details on the magnitude 6.1 and magnitude 5.5 earthquakes. 

For estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website. If you felt either earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website.

The USGS operates a 24/7 National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado that can be reached for more information at (303) 273-8500.

Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake in Italy
USGS map of the magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Italy.