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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Lipari in Italy



Earthquake location 38.8385S, 14.7529WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Lipari in Italy on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/10/15 / 2015-10-14 10:20:53 / October 14, 2015 @ 10:20 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003nk1. Id of event: us10003nk1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 14.7529 East, latitude 38.8385 North, depth = 286.92 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 286.92 km (178 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:20:53 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (c. 34 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Milazzo (c. 31 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Capo d’Orlando (c. 12 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sant’Agata di Militello (c. 9 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Patti (c. 9 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Villafranca Tirrena (c. 8 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Torregrotta (c. 7 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villafranca Tirrena, Torregrotta, Sant’Agata di Militello. Close 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km NNW of Lipari, Italy. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 14.7529° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8385° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 286.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km NNW of Lipari, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-14 10:20:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-14 11:11:27 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 312 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 1.478 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us10003nk1 Id of event.
Event Code 10003nk1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003nk1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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