4.6 magnitude earthquake hits central Italy, felt in Naples

Tremor was felt during the night; there are no reports of deaths or injuries.

Reproduction/ EMSCEarthquake caused no deaths or injuries and no damage to houses

One earthquake of 4.6 degrees on the Richter scale reached the center of Italy, with an epicenter 2 km from the city of Montagano, in the Molise region, and at a depth of 23 km. According to initial reports, there are no reports of major damage, nor have firefighters received calls for help, although the intensity of the tremor was enough for some residents of Naples report, according to the local press. The tremor was recorded at 23:52 local (18:52 in Brasilia) and was initially thought to have been greater than 5 degrees, but the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology reduced it to a magnitude of 4.56. Residents of Montagano and the neighboring city of Campobasso took to the streets in pajamas and with suitcases on their backs and reported some cracks in the walls, while the mayors of the municipalities closest to the epicenter announced the closure of schools during the morning. The earthquake was also felt in neighboring Abruzzo, along the Adriatic coast and even as far away as Naples, more than 150 kilometers away, in the southern Campania region. Earlier this month, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake was felt further north in the province of Perugia, but without causing damage. The Italian peninsula is very sensitive to earthquakes, especially this mountainous area between Abruzzo and Molise, prone to earthquakes.

*With information from EFE

Source: Jovempan

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