Central Italy Hit by More than 65,500 Earthquakes Within 9 Months
More than 65,500 earthquakes have hit Central Italy within nine months.
And it is not close to stop: 100 and 150 tremors shake the region on average each day.
The seismic sequence that currently hits central Italy began in August 2016. According to INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia), it continues to be extremely active with more than hundred quakes being recorded daily.
On April 28, 2017, more than 65,500 tremors were reported in the region since the beginning of the swarm on August 24, 2016.
On April 27, two earthquakes of magnitude M4.0 hit within 3 minutes (11:16 pm and 11:19 pm) a few kilometers away from Visso between the provinces of Macerata and Perugia. These are the most powerful quakes in the series since the M5.0 and M5.5 that shook the region on January 18.
The seismic unrest in Italy continues until the next destructive ‘Big One’.