A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Norcia in Italy on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000732r. Unique identifier: us1000732r. The temblor was reported at 12:58:18 / 12:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 13.0139° East, 42.8209° North, depth 6.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.11 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/10/16 / 2016-10-30 11:58:18 / October 30, 2016 @ 11:58 am.
The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ancona (c. 90 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Viterbo (c. 47 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Benedetto del Tronto (c. 45 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Le Grazie di Ancona, Vetralla, Guidonia (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 7 km WNW of Norcia, Italy.
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