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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Monte di Procida in Italy



Earthquake location 40.8304S, 14WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Monte di Procida in Italy. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 14 East, latitude 40.8304 North, depth = 10.43 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:57:53 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000aaae. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aaae. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 18:57:53 / August 21, 2017 @ 6:57 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.43 km (6 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Napoli (c. 959 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Salerno (c. 125 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Torre del Greco (c. 85 900 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Giugliano in Campania (c. 80 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Caserta (c. 72 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Castellammare di Stabia (c. 65 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Grottaminarda, Eboli, Ceprano (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every 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. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 5 km NW of Monte di Procida, Italy.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 14° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.8304° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NW of Monte di Procida, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-21 18:57:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-21 21:26:16 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 284 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 0.474 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us2000aaae Id of event.
Event Code 2000aaae An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aaae, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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