Earthquake M5.7 in Italy Northeast of Rome • WED JAN 18, 2017 10:12 AM CT

The epicenter is understood to be just 7km from the town of Amatrice, the scene of a devastating 6.1 magnitude earthquake in August 2016.

-- RT
All the regions concerned are being heavily affected by the snow. The metro system and some schools in Rome, were being evacuated Wednesday following a series of powerful earthquakes.

-- CNN

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Rome's metro closes, schools and offices are evacuated after an earthquake scare in central Italy. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Military vehicles were spotted joining response efforts after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck the snow-covered town of Isola del Gran Sasso d'Italia in the province of Teramo in central Italy, Wednesday, followed by two tremors of magnitude 5.7 and 5.3 within minutes of each other. The earthquakes come after 36 continuous hours of snowfall in the region.