A 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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