August 2016 Central Italy earthquake

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August 2016 Central Italy earthquake
USGS shakemap of the earthquake.
August 2016 Central Italy earthquake is located in Umbria
August 2016 Central Italy earthquake
August 2016 Central Italy earthquake is located in Italy
August 2016 Central Italy earthquake
UTC time2016-08-24 01:36:32
ISC event611462212
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date24 August 2016 (2016-08-24)
Local time03:36 CEST
Magnitude6.2 ± 0.016 Mw[2]
Depth4 ± 1 km (2.49 ± 0.62 mi)[1]
Epicenter42°42′22″N 13°13′23″E / 42.706°N 13.223°E / 42.706; 13.223Coordinates: 42°42′22″N 13°13′23″E / 42.706°N 13.223°E / 42.706; 13.223[1]
TypeDip-slip (normal)
Areas affectedCentral Italy
Max. intensityIX (Violent)
Casualties299 deaths[3]
388 injured[4]
4,500 homeless[5]

The 2016 Central Italy earthquake was a natural disaster that struck Central Italy on 24 August 2016 at 03:36 CEST. Its epicentre was close to Accumoli. It was followed by 40 strong aftershocks.[6]

More than 250 people were killed by the earthquake.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Relazione di dettaglio: Rieti Mw 6.0 del 2016-08-24 01:36:32 UTC" (PDF). INGV (in Italian). 24 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  2. "Origin". USGS Technical. USGS. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  3. "Terremoto nell'Italia centrale. È morta una donna ricoverata: le vittime sono 299" (in Italian). Rai News24. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  4. Santalucia, Paolo (26 August 2016). "Italy Earthquake: Death toll reaches 278 while road damage could see town 'isolated'". The Independent. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  5. Terremoto, Curcio: 4500 nelle tende, ma presto via da lì. Per le casette 7 mesi
  6. "Powerful Earthquake Shakes Italy". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 Aug 2016.