A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Maratea in Italy. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 18:44:46 / January 6, 2016 @ 6:44 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004bw6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bw6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:44:46 / 7:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 15.5591° East, 39.918° North, depth 275.22 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 275.22 km (171 miles).
Close country/countries, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Olevano sul Tusciano, Bellizzi, Avigliano (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Cosenza (c. 63 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Potenza (c. 56 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Battipaglia (c. 47 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Eboli (c. 26 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Quattromiglia (c. 22 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Castrovillari (c. 20 300 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 16 km WSW of Maratea, Italy.
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