A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Amatrice in Italy on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 15:16:12 / January 18, 2017 @ 3:16 pm. Exact location, longitude 13.2103° East, latitude 42.6693° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:16:12 / 4:16 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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: us10007tyz. Unique identifier: us10007tyz.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Viterbo (c. 47 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Montesilvano Marina (c. 46 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paliano, Camerano, Cesano.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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.
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