Italians poured out of their homes in the country’s north this afternoon after a tremor shook the Tyrrhenian Sea amid a growing coronavirus outbreak.

An earthquake shock was recorded earlier in South Italy.
The shock, of magnitude 4.2, occurred at 12.29. The epicenter was located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, as can be seen from the maps supplied below. The shock was very deep, with a hypocenter measured by the INGV at a depth of 144.8km, but despite this, the shock was felt in Messina, Sicily, and Calabria.
There were initially no reports of damage as a result of the tremor, though people in South Italy noted feeling ‘vibrations from the ground’.