A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, south of town of Perugia, the US Geological Survey says, with the shock additionally felt in Rome.

The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 76 km (47 miles) southeast of town, on the very shallow depth of 10km (six miles), the USGS stated,

In Rome, some buildings shook for 20 seconds, in response to La Repubblica newspaper.

Thus far, there are not any experiences of harm or casualties.

The prime minister’s workplace stated the federal government was in contact with regional heads of the civil safety company.

The quake was initially reported as being magnitude 6.four.