A 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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