However, Inhabitants got a scare when the earthquake shook the city and the surrounding province, local media reported.
The epicentre of the quake was near the town of Trezzano sul Naviglio, about 9 kilometres southwest of Milan.
The National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) said the quake took place at 16:59 and registered a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter scale.
— INGVterremoti (@INGVterremoti) December 17, 2020
Firefighters said there had been no reports of injuries or major damage.
People in Italy quickly took to social media to ask what else 2020 had in store.
— Bartolo Mercone (@BartoloMercone) December 17, 2020
“After an earthquake in Milan, we're just missing the eruption of Vesuvius at New Year. 2020 is not a year but a circle of hell,” wrote one.