In Italy on the morning of Wednesday, January 18, in just one hour there have been three major earthquakes. The first was recorded in Central Italy at 10:25 local time, was reported on the website of the European-Mediterranean seismological centre. Its magnitude was 5.3, the focus lies at a depth of 9 km.
The epicenter of earthquake was recorded at 97 km North-East of Rome. They felt in the regions of Lazio, Abruzzo and Marche, as well as in Rome, Florence and Naples, writes La Repubblica. After the first strong earthquake was recorded four small push with a maximum magnitude of 3.2.
A second earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.7, occurred at 11:14 local time in 96 km North-East of Rome. His focus lies at a depth of 9 km, was announced by the seismological centre. According to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy, the epicenter lies in the heart of L’aquila.
The third, a magnitude of 5.4 was recorded in 102 km North-East of Rome at 11:25 local time, announced the European-Mediterranean seismological centre. The focus lies at a depth of 10 km.
Due to aftershocks in Rome, wandered the building, and capital metro had to close as a precaution. Also in town were evacuated and schools closed. Stopped its work several museums, according to Corriere della Sera. Also for the assessment of damages was closed the highway linking Rome and L’aquila and Teramo, writes La Repubblica.
The epicenter area of the earthquakes swept by snow, according to Reuters. The representative of the national fire service of Italy Luca brown said that the snow prevents access to the earthquake and to assess the damage, according to Reuters.
Information on casualties yet. At the same time aware of the minor damage in the town of Amatrice, severely affected by the earthquake in August 2016, reports The Local.
Residents of settlements adjacent to the epicenter, fled their homes during the earthquake. «All outside. Very cold and windy. It’s completely frustrating. It is never-ending. We’re all shaking,» — said a resident of the village Caselli in the Umbria region about 80 km from the epicenter.
August 24 in Italy was a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.0. It was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks. The disaster has led to extensive destruction in the settlements Accumuli, Amatrice, Post, Arquata del Tronto and Pescara del Tronto. Killing almost 300 people, more than 400 people were injured, about 2.5 thousand homeless.
In Italy an hour there have been three major earthquakes 18.01.2017