Safety Update on Earthquake in Central Italy: No Damage or Injury in Rome

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As you may have felt, an earthquake of about 5.3 magnitude struck central Italy at about 10:30 am today between the cities of Rieti and l’Aquila (approximately 160 km/100 miles from Rome).

Although the earthquake was felt in Rome, and although this can be frightening for some, no damage or injury has been reported in the city, which is in a very low risk seismic area. Since 1300 (the beginning of recorded history), there have been no casualties in Rome due to earthquakes. We will keep you updated if there is information we feel is important to your safety. Please contact the Health and Wellbeing office if you wish to speak with someone.