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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 1 km SW of Ripalimosani, Italy

Earthquake location 41.5993S, 14.6489WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Ripalimosani in Italy. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 18:55:11 / January 16, 2016 @ 6:55 pm. Exact location of event, depth 4.86 km, 14.6489° East, 41.5993° North. The temblor was reported at 19:55:11 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 4.86 km (3 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004f2x. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004f2x.

The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Napoli (c. 959 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Foggia (c. 137 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Torre del Greco (c. 85 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Giugliano in Campania (c. 80 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Caserta (c. 72 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Afragola (c. 62 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Casoria (c. 58 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sant’Antonio Abate, Chieti, Cagnano Varano (min 5000 pop). 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 1 km SW of Ripalimosani, Italy.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 14.6489° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.5993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SW of Ripalimosani, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-16 18:55:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-16 19:26:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 326 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 0.57 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.59 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004f2x Id of event.
Event Code 10004f2x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f2x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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