A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Montereale in Italy. Exact location of earthquake, 13.2073° East, 42.5352° North, depth 10.28 km. Event id: us20008kup. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kup. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:13:32 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 03:13:32 / February 20, 2017 @ 3:13 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.28 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Alatri, Monte Porzio Catone, Montecompatri. Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Montesilvano Marina (c. 46 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Benedetto del Tronto (c. 45 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 3 km WNW of Montereale, Italy.
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