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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 6 km S of Palazzolo Acreide, Italy

Earthquake location 37.0034S, 14.8933WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Palazzolo Acreide in Italy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 14.8933° East, latitude 37.0034° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004yqw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004yqw. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:35:43 / 4:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 15:35:43 / February 8, 2016 @ 3:35 pm.

The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Catania (c. 290 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Siracusa (c. 97 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Gela (c. 73 900 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Ragusa (c. 61 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Caltanissetta (c. 56 700 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Vittoria (c. 50 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Acireale (c. 49 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Giardini-Naxos, Randazzo, San Cataldo (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km S of Palazzolo Acreide, Italy. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 14.8933° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.0034° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km S of Palazzolo Acreide, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-08 15:35:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-08 17:01:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.477 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us20004yqw Id of event.
Event Code 20004yqw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004yqw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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