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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 43 km NNE of Termoli, Italy

Earthquake location 42.3407S, 15.2162WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Termoli in Italy on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 15.2162 East, latitude 42.3407 North, depth = 7.77 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/12/15 / 2015-12-06 16:24:39 / December 6, 2015 @ 4:24 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us100044g7. Unique identifier: us100044g7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:24:39 / 5:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.77 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Severo (c. 54 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Montesilvano Marina (c. 46 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chieti (c. 44 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Lucera (c. 32 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Termoli (c. 31 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Lanciano (c. 30 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vieste, Monte Sant’Angelo, Lucera. Country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop).

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 43 km NNE of Termoli, Italy.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 15.2162° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.3407° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km NNE of Termoli, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-06 16:24:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-07 15:57:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.705 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100044g7 Id of event.
Event Code 100044g7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100044g7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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