A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Montereale in Italy on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 10:24:16 / January 18, 2017 @ 10:24 am. Exact location of earthquake, 13.1705° East, 42.5966° North, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007twk. Unique identifier: us10007twk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:24:16 / 11:24 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Rome (c. 2 318 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Viterbo (c. 47 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Frascati, Rome, Vetralla (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 10 km NW of Montereale, Italy.
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