A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Belvedere Marittimo in Italy on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 15.5929 East, latitude 39.471 North, depth = 239.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003p1b. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003p1b. Global time and date of event 16/10/15 / 2015-10-16 00:16:25 / October 16, 2015 @ 12:16 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 239.75 km (149 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 01:16:25 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Lamezia Terme (c. 70 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Cosenza (c. 63 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nicastro-Sambiase (c. 55 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Rossano Stazione (c. 23 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Quattromiglia (c. 22 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Castrovillari (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tropea, Trebisacce, Rossano Stazione (min 5000 pop). 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 28 km SW of Belvedere Marittimo, Italy.
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