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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Norcia in Italy

Earthquake location 42.7861S, 13.1827WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Norcia in Italy on Thursday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:17:18 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 13.1827° East, 42.7861° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/08/16 / 2016-08-25 03:17:18 / August 25, 2016 @ 3:17 am. Event id: us20006trj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006trj. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Lucia, Tor Lupara, Francavilla al Mare (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ancona (c. 90 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Viterbo (c. 47 100 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirteen 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 7 km E of Norcia, Italy. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 13.1827° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.7861° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km E of Norcia, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-25 03:17:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-25 03:37:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 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 340 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 0.069 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us20006trj Id of event.
Event Code 20006trj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006trj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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