A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Cetraro in Italy on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/03/18 / 2018-03-22 23:40:26 / March 22, 2018 @ 11:40 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 15.4225° East, 39.3156° North, depth 255.89 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d7s4. Id of event: us1000d7s4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 255.89 km (159 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:40:26 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Lamezia Terme (c. 70 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cosenza (c. 63 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Nicastro-Sambiase (c. 55 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Quattromiglia (c. 22 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Castrovillari (c. 20 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Vibo Valentia (c. 19 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cassano Allo Ionio, Vibo Valentia, Pizzo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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