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24th August 2016 – Earthquake in Italy

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in the Lazio region of Central Italy, on Wednesday 24 August 2016 at 01:36 UTC (03:36 local time). Many aftershocks have occurred since the main shock whose epicentre lies 38 km north west of that of the April 6th, 2009 l’Aquila earthquake (magnitude 6.3).


The first arrival at INSN (see seismogram below) was recorded at the IWEX (Wexford) seismic station at 01:40:25 UTC.