Two Earthquakes in Florence on May 3

Two brief earthquakes hit Florence on May 3, 2022, at 6:50 pm and again at 10:14 pm.  The Civil Protection Agency estimates that the tremors measured between 3.3 and 4.0 on the Richter scale.  The earthquake is classified as minor, causing no damage or casualties but panic.  Following the first earthquake an aftershock of 1.5 in magnitude was felt.

The epicenter of the earthquake was the nearby town of Impruneta, between Florence and the Chianti region.

To read more in Italian, visit Florence’s La Repubblica news site.