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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Norcia in Italy



Earthquake location 42.7989S, 13.1462WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Norcia in Italy on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 14:02:22 / August 24, 2016 @ 2:02 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006gf2. Unique identifier: us10006gf2. Exact location, longitude 13.1462° East, latitude 42.7989° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:02:22 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ancona, Falconara Marittima, Cagli. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ancona (c. 90 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Montesilvano Marina (c. 46 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Benedetto del Tronto (c. 45 900 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 4 km E of Norcia, Italy.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 13.1462° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.7989° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km 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 2016-08-24 14:02:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-16 13:27:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 285 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 0.041 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us10006gf2 Id of event.
Event Code 10006gf2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006gf2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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