An earthquake shook Rome and nearby coastal towns on Monday, rattling buildings and sparking panic throughout the region, witnesses said.
The earthquake registered 4.4 on the Richter scale, a spokesman at Italy's Civil Protection unit said.
Italy's National Geographic Institute said the epicentre appeared to be under the sea bed southwest of Rome near the coastal town of Anzio.
"It felt very strong, my legs are still shaking," Valentina, an employee at Anzio city hall told Reuters. "We ran outside when it started so we still don't know the effects."
Residents and workers throughout Rome fled their homes and offices as buildings in the Italian capital shook for around five seconds shortly after 2 p.m. (1200 GMT).
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said