The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36am (01:36 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including the capital Rome where residents felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. The temblor was felt from the Lazio region into Umbria and Le Marche on the Adriatic coast.

Italy: overview of powerful 6.2 earthquake that devastated country's centre

The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36am (01:36 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including the capital Rome where residents felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. The temblor was felt from the Lazio region into Umbria and Le Marche on the Adriatic coast.