A 5.3 magnitude earthquake has struck central Italy, with tremors reportedly felt across the regions of Abruzzo, Marche and Lazio, including the city of Rome.
The epicenter is understood to be just 7km from the town of Amatrice, the scene of a devastating 6.1 magnitude earthquake in August 2016, which claimed 297 lives.
No injuries or damage to buildings have so far been reported, according to Reuters. It’s reported that a number of checks are being carried out in areas affected by the quake.
At least four aftershocks followed the initial quake on Wednesday, strongest measuring 3.2 magnitude, reports La Repubblica.