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2016 Central Italy earthquake
USGS shakemap of the earthquake
Date 24 August 2016 (2016-08-24)
Origin time 01:36:33 UTC
Magnitude 6.0 Mw
Depth 4.2 km (2.6 mi)
Epicenter 42°42′22″N 13°13′23″E / 42.706°N 13.223°E / 42.706; 13.223Coordinates: 42°42′22″N 13°13′23″E / 42.706°N 13.223°E / 42.706; 13.223
Type normal
Areas affected Italy
Max. intensity IX (Violent)
Casualties 250 deaths
365 injured

The 2016 Central Italy earthquake was a natural disaster that struck Central Italy on 24 August 2016 at 03:36 CEST. Its epicentre was close to Accumoli. It was followed by 40 strong aftershocks.

More than 250 people were killed by the earthquake.

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