An Earthquake Hits Italy With A Magnitude Of 5 On The Richter Scale
Thursday, 09 March, 2023, 20:30
A powerful earthquake shook a region of central Italy close to the city of Perugia on Thursday afternoon.
An initial report from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said it was a magnitude 5 quake but the Italian authorities put it at 4.4, and said its epicentre was in the town of Umbertide, north-east of Perugia.
Local people rushed into the streets after the quake was felt, Mr Luca Carizia, the mayor of Umbertide, told Italian news agency ANSA.
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