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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Central Italy on Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Damage in Amatrice (image: author unknown / La Repubblica)
Damage in Amatrice (image: author unknown / La Repubblica)
Emergency number of Civil Defense: 840840 or 803555

A strong magnitude 6 earthquake struck central Italy during the early hours of 24 Aug. Sadly, it was one of Europe's deadliest quakes in recent years, causing at least about 250 fatalities, injuring thousands and destroying or severely damaging hundreds if not thousands of buildings.
The quake's epicenter was located near Accumoli, in the province of Rieti (Latium) at only 4 km depth, which made it particularly damaging with violent shaking near the epicenter. The hardest-hit towns include Accuoli, Amatrice and Arquata del Tronto. About half of the town of Amatrice's buildings are reportedly more or less completely destroyed.
The first quake which occurred at 03:36 (local time) in the morning was felt from Rimini to Naples. In the town of Accumoli, 6 deaths have been confirmed so far. Numerous aftershocks have been occurring including several quakes of magnitude 5 or higher.
Civil Defense's website is currently overloaded, but help is under way. People are advised to stay outside of buildings.
Source: Terremoto di magnitudo 6.0 devasta il centro Italia (La Repubblica online)

Tectonic summary(read more)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Central Italy on Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Central Italy on Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Aug 24 01:39: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.1.
Aug 24 01:40: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Aug 24 01:41: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Aug 24 05:32: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Date & time: Wednesday, 24 August 2016 01:36 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 4.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.74°N / 13.2°E (Italy)
Nearest volcano: Vulsini (107 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.3*10^14 J (35 GWh / 30089 tons of TNT / 1.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 24 Aug 2016
Wed, 24 Aug 01:36 UTCM 6.2 / 4 kmCENTRAL ITALYEMSC
Wed, 24 Aug 01:36 UTCM 6.0 / 4.2 kmRietiINGV
Wed, 24 Aug 01:36 UTCM 6.2 / 10 km- 10km SE of Norcia, ItalyUSGS
Wed, 24 Aug 01:36 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmItalijaSSS
Wed, 24 Aug 01:36 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmSE of Norcia, ItalyGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
(Italy) (113 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Lots of shaking but no damage or falling objects..lasted seemingly between 1 and 2 min (via EMSC)
Ferentino (Italy) (113 km S from epicenter)(no details): Lungo, mi ha svegliato (via EMSC)
Senigallia (Italy) (112 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Woken up by bed moving (via EMSC)
Senigallia (Italy) (112 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Forte scossa, il letto si (via EMSC)
Roma (Italy) (112 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Come sempre..di notte...svegliato.dai movimenti del letto spostato.di 10/15cm dal muro.... (via EMSC)
(Italy) (111 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Investigations and warnings should take place immediately. (via EMSC)
(Italy) (111 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Mi ha svegliato e dondolava tutto, è stato peggio di quello dell'aquila (via EMSC)
Lanciano (Italy) (110 km SE from epicenter)(no details): 15 seconds (via EMSC)
Frascati (Italy) (110 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Una lunga scarica, sentita fortemente ai Castelli romani (Frascati), svegliato nella notte dal letto che tremava. (via EMSC)
Calazzotto (Italy) (109 km SE from epicenter)(no details): We have earthquake detector, that went off. (via EMSC)
Capodimonte (Italy) (109 km W from epicenter)(no details): noiseless (via EMSC)
(Italy) (109 km SE from epicenter)(no details): We could hear the pans rattling on the shelf. Lasted about 10 seconds. (via EMSC)
(Italy) (108 km NW from epicenter)(no details): The house was rattling. Lasted quite a long time compared to a similar earthquake I have experienced in Britain. (via EMSC)
Roma (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Mi ha svegliato, si è sentita per diversi secondi con nette vibrazioni del pavimento, dei mobili, delle serrande. (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Quite strong as I woke up while my bed shaked (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Strong shaking, no damage. About H 3.40. Long waves 15 - 20 sec. Undulatory? (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Rolling movement, not jerking. Continued at least ten seconds, felt like someone was shaking the bed. (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Stavo dormendo e all'improvviso ho sentito il letto tremare forte (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Strong and long shaking (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I thought someone was shaking my bed and swaying it. Totally felt it. Lasted about 20 seconds or more. (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Middle of the night, it shook for a long time! It woke us up! It fel Like the earthquake ride at Disney! (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Don't panic and be quite (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): long wave on the second floor in Rome (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I was sleeping, on 6th floor. Bed and building moving slightly strong. Waked up. Felt same shaking of L'Aquila earthquake but less duration (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): No. It was strong enough and my bed was heaving - so if woke me up. My ceiling lamp was shaking and the alarms went off all around - so I knew I wasn't dreaming. There maybe have been a brief aftershock already. (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Woke me up! (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Got up from deep sleep (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Quite long duration like the last heartquake a few years ago we felt in Rome coming from Assisi (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It was strong and long (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): No (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It woke me from sleep at 3:37 am. I am from California and still noticed it was a longer-than-usual quake. (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Le scosse continuano si sentono bene, il letto e le porte ballano (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): My first experience of an earthquake. Woke me up. Gentle shaking of the whole building. Lasted severa seconds. Intimidating in terms of imagining a more forceful one. (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Ondeggiamento durato circa un minuto (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Woke up. Everything was shaking (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): 2 short shocks, cumulative duration: 10 seconds (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): E' stato un po' forte, ma qui siamo lontani dall'epicentro (Perugia-Ascoli). (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Svegliata da una leggera scossa durata 15-20 secondi, nessun altro in casa se ne è reso conto (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Woke up I felt like someone was shaking my bed (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Not at this time (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): woke me up! (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Woke up at about 03.30 at Night bacause the bed was shaking. (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): lungo 30 secondi forse. non sono riuscito a contarli (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It was long (more than 40 secs), getting stronger at the end. (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Wake up in The night (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It was about 30 seconds of m3.5 scale at 3:36 in the morning. We wake from the bed and check if everything is okay. Its scary because the hotel we stayed in Rome is scary as well as there is no way you can do emergency exit except jump from the window. Normal exit will take about few minutes to get out from the main door. (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I'm in the eighth floor. I was not understanding why my bad was shaking if I had fixed it just last week O.O (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Woke up with a swinging sensation, I lit up my phones to see that the chandelier is swinging and a vibrating sentation afterwards. We live in 7th floor (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Il letto ha iniziato a tremare e i lampadari non smettevano di oscillare, è stato spaventoso (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Strong and long (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Piano interrato10 secondi si muoveva leggermente sedia e porta (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): clearly felt shacking, few seconds.... strong jingling heard (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): spostamento ondulatorio per circa 5/7 secondi con intensita pari all'episodio dell'Aquila dove crollò tutto. (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): The bed was moving a bit. The doors were tickling a bit. 10-15 seconds duration (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): spostamento ondulatorio per circa 5/7 secondi con intensita pari all'episodio dell'Aquila dove crollò tutto. (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I was unable to sleep and sitting in bed. I am in an apartment B & B and I thought I heard the neighboring room person get up and start to make noise -- at the same time my bed (which leans against the shared wall) started to jiggle. Suddenly I heard more noise from the kitchen pans and a roaring outside and realised it was an earthquake -- I have felt one before in another country that woke me up with a jolt and this had no jolt just a juddering. (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I'm staying in a hotel. I don't know if anyone else woke up. Everything seems normal (via EMSC)
Rome (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Woke up (via EMSC)
Roma (Italy) (108 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Era buio ma mi sono svegliata perché il letto veniva agitato (vivo al piano terra) e sono scattati tutti gli allarmi nel vicinato (via EMSC)
Ortona (Italy) (105 km E from epicenter)(no details): Avvertita mentre dormivo, il letto ha cominciato a muoversi per una decina di secondi. Spero non abbia provocato danni (via EMSC)
Ortona (Italy) (105 km E from epicenter)(no details): It woke us up. (via EMSC)
San Cesareo (Italy) (105 km S from epicenter)(no details): Scare, little panic, everyone awake. (via EMSC)
(Italy) (104 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Mi sono svegliato perché tremava tutto sul secondo piano, e ho sentito il rumore del terremoto.Mio marito e figlio Nn hanno sentito niente. I Heard and felt it from the second floor of my house! (via EMSC)
Ancona (Italy) (104 km N from epicenter)(no details): I hear something felt down outside (via EMSC)
Ancona (Italy) (104 km N from epicenter)(no details): It woke up everyone in the house, furniturrs cracked and lights moved. It lasted for long time. (via EMSC)
(Italy) (102 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Molto forte a Roma Nord (via EMSC)
Fiuggi (Italy) (101 km S from epicenter)(no details): We were sleeping and the bed was swaying. (via EMSC)
Pergola (Italy) (100 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I was standing in an internal bathroom at a basin and the whole room trembled and swayed with a juddering feeling running through my legs. (via EMSC)
Portonovo (Italy) (99 km N from epicenter)(no details): Very strong attack, maybe 20" when we were sleeping.... Horrible sensation. Lot of people awake. (via EMSC)
Chiaravalle (Italy) (99 km N from epicenter)(no details): Woke up and felt very strong shaking for a few (5? 6?) seconds. (via EMSC)
Umbertide (Italy) (98 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I was asleep and the shake woke up me and my family. Strong and long shaking. I was (and I'm still) scared... (via EMSC)
Ari (Italy) (97 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Mi sono spaventata tantissimo (via EMSC)
Formello (Italy) (97 km SW from epicenter)(no details): i was dreaming someone shake me, i felt very unconfortable then i woke up and realize what was appening. Same as l'Aquila years ago (via EMSC)
Canonica (Italy) (96 km W from epicenter)(no details): Chandelier was moving in circular movements (via EMSC)
Numana (Italy) (95 km N from epicenter)(no details): It woke me up..... very scary and seemed to last so long! (via EMSC)
Francavilla al Mare (Italy) (94 km E from epicenter)(no details): The building was shaking... strong enough to wake you up at 3:40 in the morning... (via EMSC)
Francavilla al Mare (Italy) (94 km E from epicenter)(no details): Molto forte, sembrava di nuovo il terremoto a L'Aquila ed è durato molto (via EMSC)
(Italy) (93 km N from epicenter)(no details): 4 directions shaking (via EMSC)
Porano (Italy) (92 km W from epicenter)(no details): Bed moving and creaking woke me up (via EMSC)
Tivoli (Italy) (90 km S from epicenter)(no details): Woke up with furniture slightly shaking. Seemed like a wide wave, pretty strong. (via EMSC)
Osimo (Italy) (89 km N from epicenter)(no details): The shaking was Of 2 types: first, and for a longer period of time, up-and-down; then, shorter: side-to-side. It was almost completely silent except for a distant 'bumping' sound...and a few neighbors in nearby buildings who live on higher floors were yelling. (via EMSC)
Mentana (Italy) (88 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Svegliato nel cuore della notte (via EMSC)
Loreto Stazione (Italy) (88 km N from epicenter)(no details): Bed shook (via EMSC)
Pescara (Italy) (86 km E from epicenter)(no details): Woke us up! Building shaking. Balcony door swinging. All the neighbours are out! (via EMSC)
Pescara (Italy) (86 km E from epicenter)(no details): Strong lateral movement, for about 20 sec (via EMSC)
Pescara (Italy) (85 km E from epicenter)(no details): Woke up in the middle of the night. (via EMSC)
Perugia (Italy) (81 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I stay on the 7th floor of a building of 8 (via EMSC)
Perugia (Italy) (81 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was quite strong and woke me up. The furniture of my house was all shaking (via EMSC)
Perugia (Italy) (81 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Sentito molto forte a Perugia (via EMSC)
Camponocecchio (Italy) (80 km NW from epicenter)(no details): felt like a longish one and rather strong (via EMSC)
Civitanova Marche (Italy) (78 km NE from epicenter)(no details): no, spero solo non prosegui (via EMSC)
Civitanova Marche (Italy) (78 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Strong shaking and lots of car alarms going off. (via EMSC)
Civitanova Marche (Italy) (78 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Top long (via EMSC)
Avezzano (Italy) (78 km S from epicenter)(no details): Actually i was sleeping but my bed was shaking (via EMSC)
(Italy) (76 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Il letto ha ballato!!! (via EMSC)
(Italy) (76 km S from epicenter)(no details): scossa significaiva ra lazio ed abruzzo (via EMSC)
Fabriano (Italy) (75 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Less then a minute (via EMSC)
Fabriano (Italy) (75 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Si è sentito molto bene mentre dormivo è caduto un quadro (via EMSC)
Quadro (Italy) (75 km W from epicenter)(no details): Short tremble moving our bed, lasted about 10 seconds and occurred around 03:35 hrs (via EMSC)
Cona (Italy) (73 km E from epicenter)(no details): Long and pretty heavey shaking, moving of bed. Everybody woke up because it. (via EMSC)
Città Sant'Angelo (Italy) (72 km E from epicenter)(no details): Stavamo dormendo, tutta la famiglia si è svegliata. Lampadari che si muovevano, cani che abbaiavano in lontananza, allarmi delle case in funzione e campane che suonavano. (via EMSC)
Tagliacozzo (Italy) (71 km S from epicenter)(no details): No damages to objects or people here are reported so far (via EMSC)
Collicello (Italy) (68 km W from epicenter)(no details): Awoke from sleep for a few seconds of lateral shifting. Rumble creak and tiles on roof shifting whilst building shook (via EMSC)
Macerata (Italy) (67 km N from epicenter)(no details): Forte scossa di notevole durata (via EMSC)
Fermo (Italy) (64 km NE from epicenter)(no details): 3rd floor, very long and strong shaking (via EMSC)
Roseto degli Abruzzi (Italy) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): Strong and long! Bed shaking like it's a massage chair! (via EMSC)
Saragano (Italy) (63 km W from epicenter)(no details): Strong shaking woke us up. (via EMSC)
Assisi (Italy) (63 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Abbastanza forte da scuotere i letti e svegliarci (via EMSC)
(Italy) (63 km NW from epicenter)(no details): This was strong one !!!! (via EMSC)
San Benedetto del Tronto (Italy) (60 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sentita davvero forte e per tanto tempo. È anche andata via la luce per qualche secondo. (via EMSC)
Martinsicuro (Italy) (60 km E from epicenter)(no details): Terzo Piano ... Sentito molto forte ... Rumore spaventosa (via EMSC)
Martinsicuro (Italy) (60 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lateral movement. Lasted about 15 seconds. (via EMSC)
(Italy) (60 km N from epicenter)(no details): This one lasted quite a long time. Everything was shaking. (via EMSC)
(Italy) (59 km W from epicenter)(no details): I woke up because of the shaking of the doors of my wardrobe between 3:36/3:37 a.m. Then I switch on the light and my chandelier was swinging. (via EMSC)
(Italy) (59 km W from epicenter)(no details): Scossa ondulatoria e lunga (via EMSC)
Rapagnano (Italy) (59 km NE from epicenter)(no details): bigger than the L'Aquillia quake (via EMSC)
Capitan Loreto (Italy) (58 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Very strong, Chandelier is still moving.. (via EMSC)
San Severino Marche (Italy) (58 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Woken at 3.30 am by house rattling and shaking. Lasted I guess about 20 seconds (via EMSC)
Colonnella (Italy) (56 km E from epicenter)(no details): We were in an old stone house, had a lot of movement, all the dogs in the area barking. (via EMSC)
(Italy) (55 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Oscillazione dei letti con spostamento di mezzo metro per circa 6 secondi (via EMSC)
(Italy) (55 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Loud rumbling noise. Light fittings swinging. (via EMSC)
(Italy) (55 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Woken up out of bed from shaking. Totally disorienting, but not much harm done. (via EMSC)
(Italy) (54 km N from epicenter)(no details): Strong enough to wake us from sleep and go outside (via EMSC)
Foligno (Italy) (50 km NW from epicenter)(no details): swinging and jumping vibrations. No sound. Comparable effect to the earthquake of L'Aquila in 2009. (via EMSC)
Foligno (Italy) (50 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Was about 15 seconds. The house was shaking very hard. (via EMSC)
Camerino (Italy) (49 km NW from epicenter)(no details): A very strong shaking for few seconds .it woke me up and got me very scared. (via EMSC)
Torano Nuovo (Italy) (47 km E from epicenter)(no details): 10-15 secondi ondulatorio (via EMSC)
Teramo (Italy) (40 km E from epicenter)(no details): forte come quello dell'Aquila. durato almeno 20/30 secondi. molto spavento (via EMSC)
(Italy) (35 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Whole house was shaking !! Chandeliers, beds moving violently ! No cracks in walls.... Our first experience, very scary !! (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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