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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 27 km SW of Belvedere Marittimo, Italy

Earthquake location 39.4553S, 15.6228WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Belvedere Marittimo in Italy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/08/15 / 2015-08-02 06:58:07 / August 2, 2015 @ 6:58 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10002x9i. Unique identifier: us10002x9i. The temblor was detected at 07:58:07 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 244.33 km, 15.6228° East, 39.4553° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 244.33 km (152 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Giovanni in Fiore, Pizzo, Vallo della Lucania. Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Lamezia Terme (c. 70 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Cosenza (c. 63 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nicastro-Sambiase (c. 55 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rossano Stazione (c. 23 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Quattromiglia (c. 22 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Castrovillari (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km SW of Belvedere Marittimo, Italy.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 15.6228° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.4553° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 244.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SW of Belvedere Marittimo, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-02 06:58:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-02 07:24:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.922 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10002x9i Id of event.
Event Code 10002x9i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002x9i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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