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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).

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

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