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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Belvedere Marittimo in Italy



Earthquake location 39.471S, 15.5929WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 15.5929° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.471° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 239.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km 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 2015-10-16 00:16:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-16 00:34:44 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 0.949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us10003p1b Id of event.
Event Code 10003p1b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003p1b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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