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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Cetraro in Italy

Earthquake location 39.3156S, 15.4225WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km WSW of Cetraro, Italy. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 15.4225° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.3156° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 255.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km WSW of Cetraro, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-22 23:40:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-22 23:52:04 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 271 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 0.742 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us1000d7s4 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d7s4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d7s4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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