A 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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