3.2 magnitude earthquake east of Rome

Earthquake felt by residents of east Rome.

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake was registered at 00.52 on 30 December about 24 km east of Rome.

The earthquake's epicentre was between Gallicano and Colonna, and it occurred at a depth of 10 km, according to the Rome-based National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).

The tremor was felt clearly by local inhabitants, including residents of east Rome, however there are no reports of injuries or structural damage.

The earthquake was relatively light, particularly in comparison to the 6.2-magnitude quake that devastated the Lazio town of Amatrice in 2016, causing 298 deaths.

In recent days the Sicilian city of Catania was struck by a 4.8-magnitude earthquake, coinciding with the eruption of the nearby volcano Mount Etna.