A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 44 km SSE of Pantelleria, Italy (27 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.16 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10004ava. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ava. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 12:36:28 / January 2, 2016 @ 12:36 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 12.1175 East, latitude 36.4556 North, depth = 23.16 km. The temblor was detected at 13:36:28 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Each 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. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km SSE of Pantelleria, Italy. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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