Today 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake rattles Rome, central Italy 24th August 2016 :- An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on Richter scale has rattled Central Italy and Rome in the midnight. There were no immediate reports of casualties and damage early on Wednesday, but state-run RAI radio said that people were in panic and ran into the streets in central Umbria and Le Marche regions shortly after the earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on Richter scale hit just after 3:30 a.m. local time.
The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre put the magnitude at 6.1 and said that the epicenter of the earthquake was near Rieti, northeast of Rome.
The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.2 on Richter scale.
It was felt in central Rome, as people in homes in the historic center of the city felt a long swaying.
On Tuesday, an earthquake of magnitude of 5.5 on Richter scale hit on the border of Myanmar and India. As per the reports there were no casualties and damage due to the earthquake in the border region.