20 January 2017

Italy: Strong quake hit Rome public transport

Central Italy has been struck by a series of earthquakes, affecting travel in Rome, BBC reports.

The biggest quake measured 5.4 in magnitude and struck an area devastated by earthquakes last August.

The tremors hit between 10h25 and 11h25 yesterday and were felt in Rome, 100km to the southwest. Rail services and the city’s Metro system have reportedly been shut down.

The latest tremors mainly affected three neighbouring regions - Abruzzo, Lazio and Marche.