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3.2 magnitude earthquake in Italy shakes province of Rome

According to the report published on the official INGV website, the earthquake occurred this Sunday at 02:46 a.m. with a hypocenter at 10 kilometers depth and its epicenter eight kilometers from the town of Colonna, with almost four thousand inhabitants and nine kilometers from the Tivoli municipality with almost 60,000 inhabitants.

This is the second major telluric movement in this area after the one that occurred on January 1 at 14:07 local time with a magnitude between 3.1 and 3.6 and whose epicenter is in the Roman municipality of Guidonia Montecelio, a few kilometers from the distant capital.

This morning, mild earthquakes of magnitude 3.5, 3.2 and 3.0 were registered in the regions of Emilia-Romagna, Lazio and Las Marches, respectively, while at 09:38 local time one of magnitude 3.5 with an epicenter in of the northern province of Forli-Cesena, with a hypocenter at a depth of 19 kilometers, said this institute.

On January 12, the INGV announced that in 2022 the Italian seismic network registered an average of 44 earthquakes per day, almost one every half hour and a total of 16,302, a figure higher than the previous year, while since 2019 it has averaged around 16,000 Earthquakes occur annually in the country.

The most important seismic sequence of this period occurred on the morning of November 9 off the Adriatic coast of the municipality of Pesaro Marche, Marche region, with two earthquakes measuring 5.5 and 5.2 on the Richter scale and a tiny difference between them, which were in felt over a very wide area of ​​the center and north of the peninsula.

However, the strongest quake in the continental area was the 4.3 magnitude, which struck the Ionian coast of Catanzaro province in the southern region of Calabria at 12:44 a.m. local time on October 13, the source said.