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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 20 km NNE of Santa Flavia, Italy

Earthquake location 38.238S, 13.6632WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Santa Flavia in Italy. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 09:46:05 / December 20, 2015 @ 9:46 am. The temblor was detected at 10:46:05 / 10:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 13.6632° East, latitude 38.238° North, depth = 14.01 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100048ge. Id of event: us100048ge. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.01 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Troina, Sciacca, Valderice (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Palermo (c. 648 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Caltanissetta (c. 56 700 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Bagheria (c. 53 000 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Alcamo (c. 44 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Sciacca (c. 36 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Carini (c. 35 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Partinico (c. 28 700 pop).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 20 km NNE of Santa Flavia, Italy.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 13.6632° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.238° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NNE of Santa Flavia, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-20 09:46:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-20 10:03:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 0.445 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us100048ge Id of event.
Event Code 100048ge An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100048ge, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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