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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 23 km SW of Acquappesa, Italy



Earthquake location 39.3401S, 15.759WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Acquappesa in Italy. The temblor was detected at 03:38:35 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter). 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: us2000a76d. Unique identifier: us2000a76d. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/08/17 / 2017-08-11 02:38:35 / August 11, 2017 @ 2:38 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 15.759 East, latitude 39.3401 North, depth = 223.19 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 223.19 km (139 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Catanzaro (c. 79 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lamezia Terme (c. 70 500 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Cosenza (c. 63 900 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Nicastro-Sambiase (c. 55 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Rossano Stazione (c. 23 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Quattromiglia (c. 22 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Castrovillari (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mesoraca, Petilia Policastro, Mirto (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km SW of Acquappesa, Italy. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 15.759° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.3401° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 223.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SW of Acquappesa, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-11 02:38:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-11 03:36:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.654 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000a76d Id of event.
Event Code 2000a76d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a76d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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