Mild quake was within the boundaries of Rome: USGS says it’s about 6km NE of the Vatican.
Rome is not directly situated in a zone of strong seismic activity, but stronger earthquakes in the neighboring Abruzzi region have often been felt in the Italian capital.
11 May 2020
Firefighters received numerous calls, but no reports of injuries or damage.
Italy is one of Europe’s most earthquake-prone countries thanks to fault lines running along the Apennine mountain range.
The country’s last major earthquake struck in 2016, leaving 299 people dead.