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Consular update on the 6.2 magnitude earthquake in central Italy

by August 24, 2016 General

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Perugia in central Italy on 24 August 2016, resulting in casualties. Since the earthquake, there are reports of several aftershocks. Rescue operations are ongoing.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has verified the safety of all registered Singaporeans in Perugia. Singaporeans in central Italy and near the affected areas should take all necessary precautions for their personal safety, including monitoring the local news regarding the earthquake and heeding the instructions of the local authorities.

Singaporeans in Italy are encouraged to e-Register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at so that we may contact you should the need arise. Singaporeans are also advised to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe. Those in need of urgent consular assistance should contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours) at:

Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855

Fax: 6476-7302


Source: Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Singapore