A strong earthquake has central Italy, the same region that was struck by quakes last week, in the early hours of Thursday.
According to US Geological Survey, the tremor was of 5.0-magnitude and was shallow, 6.2 miles deep. The epicenter was 32 miles southeast of Perugia.
The National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) data reveals the quake was of 4.8-magnitude with its epicenter in Pieve Torina (Macerata) and was 8 km deep.
La Repubblica newspaper reported the earthquake was felt in the Marche region, area that spreads in the major city of Ancona on Adriatic Sea.
No reports of collapses or emergency situations have been received by the Italian newspaper, but civil protection Marche section said to be checking for any damages at the first lights.
A 5.0-magnitude earthquake is moderate, but can cause considerable damage.
Last week, on October 26, two earthquakes hit the region of 5.5 and 6.1 magnitudes respectively. A third quake struck Italy on Sunday with 6.6-magnitude scale.
Sunday’s quake was biggest in the country in past 36 years.
It displaced 15,000 people and reduced historic towns and villages in the Apennine mountains to rubble. Umbria, Marche, and parts of rural Lazio were the worst affected.
A town of Amatrice in Lazio was struck with a strong quake in August this year. It killed 300 people.