Rome frequently experiences earthquakes

Two 'strong' earthquakes felt in Rome and central Italy region

Two strong earthquakes have been felt in central Italy, with people in Rome saying they experienced the tremors, local media say.

The first quake measured a magnitude of 5.4 and was 60 miles north of Rome, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

A second of similar magnitude struck 50 minutes later around the same region and was felt in Rome, local media has reported.

The Metro in Rome has been evacuated, following the second quake after people reported feeling tremors there.

The quakes are the latest to hit the region after 300 people died in August when...Read more...