Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake in central Italy

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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy on 24 Aug 2016 at  03:36 a.m. local time (01:36 a.m. UTC)

 

Visit the USGS event page on this earthquake.

For an estimate of the earthquake’s impact, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.

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.

colorful map of central Italy with bull-eye pattern centered on earthquake epicenter
Shake map of central Italy showing M6.2 quake epicenter and areas of shaking intensity, U.S. Geological Survey