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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 59 km SE of Siracusa, Italy

Earthquake location 36.7594S, 15.8061WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Siracusa in Italy. The temblor was reported at 23:10:26 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/05/16 / 2016-05-25 22:10:26 / May 25, 2016 @ 10:10 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.98 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us20005xya. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005xya. Exact location, longitude 15.8061° East, latitude 36.7594° North, depth = 9.98 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carlentini, Palazzolo Acreide, Pozzallo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Siracusa (c. 97 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Augusta (c. 30 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Avola (c. 28 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Floridia (c. 22 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pachino (c. 20 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rosolini (c. 19 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 59 km SE of Siracusa, Italy.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 15.8061° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7594° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km SE of Siracusa, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-25 22:10:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-25 23:45:21 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 259 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 1.499 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us20005xya Id of event.
Event Code 20005xya An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005xya, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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