A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Amatrice in Italy on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 13:01:41 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 13.2126° East, 42.6614° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 12:01:41 / January 18, 2017 @ 12:01 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007tx8. Unique identifier: us10007tx8.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marco Simone, Campagnano di Roma, Olevano Romano (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Montesilvano Marina (c. 46 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 7 km WNW of Amatrice, Italy.
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