How Italian earthquake was felt in Croatia and Switzerland as geologists warn that aftershocks will continue for days

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Paul Martin

Geologists say the magnitude 6.2 quake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles
It was caused by stretching and cracking of the Eurasian tectonic plate
Several aftershocks above magnitude 5 have already been detected
Landslides could cause more damage as strong aftershocks hit the area

24 August 2016

The earthquake that devastated Italy’s historic Umbria region in the early hours of the morning was felt as far away as Croatia and Switzerland.

At its epicentre, just 6.2 miles to the southeast of Norcia and 4.1 miles from the village of Accumoli, the earthquake measured magnitude 6.2 and caused widespread damage.

The US Geological Survey recorded shaking along the west coast of Croatia strong enough to rattle dishes and windows.
Now, geologists have warned the aftershocks from the massive earthquake will continue for days.

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