I am working on a project which involves taking over a business based in Italy. It is a small village situated near Rieti (Sabina Hills) called Casperia and I am wondering if it is on a fault line? Is there a risk of having more quakes in the centre of Italy? It's a business in the tourism industry, so it is very important for me to find out about the risks before I go ahead... Any suggestions welcome.

Many thanks for your time.


  • $\begingroup$ Look at the last map on this website. $\endgroup$
    – mkennedy
    Jul 26, 2017 at 19:42

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The Italian Civil Defense's map of earthquake risk zones shows Rieti in at best Zone 2, "Medium-high seismicity, quite strong earthquakes possible", and near or in Zone 1, "High or catastrophic seismicity, strong earthquakes possible".

The map of recent earthquakes in Rieti shows regular earthquake activity. Last year an earthquake killed hundreds in Rieti.

There was a famous long legal case in Italy over earthquake predictions and warnings.


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