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17 Aug 2018 | 02:45 AM UTC

Italy: Series of earthquakes hit south-central Italy August 16

Italy News Alert

A series of earthquakes hits Campobasso province the evening of August 16; no injuries reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/17/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Campobasso Province


A series of 27 earthquakes hit south-central Italy in the province of Campobasso on the evening of Thursday, August 16. The largest quake was a 5.1-magnitude tremor that hit around 20:19 (local time) Thursday night, with all but eight others measuring under a 2.5-magnitude, according to Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). The epicenters were concentrated near the town of Montecilfone at a depth of 9 km (5.6 mi). Authorities reported some damage to buildings in the area, but no inhabited structures were severely damaged. Additional earthquakes and aftershocks are possible in the coming days.


Individuals present in Italy, particularly in the Molise region, are advised to keep abreast of the situation, be prepared for aftershocks, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.


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