Italy: Milan shaken by an earthquake of a magnitude of 4.4
Steph Deschamps / December 19, 2021
An earthquake shook the northern Italian city of Milan on Saturday and a number of residents rushed into the streets, with no immediate casualties or damage reported, emergency services said.
The tremor, with a magnitude estimated at 4.4 by the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV), was felt throughout Lombardy, the region of which Milan is the capital, but firefighters said they had not received any calls for help.
The epicenter was located in Bonate Sotto, a town near Bergamo, whose mayor Carlo Previtali told the press that there is no particular panic or concern among residents.
Earthquakes are common in Italy, most are minor and cause little damage. The most recent major earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.3, killed 34 people in 2017 in the center of the country.