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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Rocca San Casciano in Italy

Earthquake location 44.0806S, 11.8483WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Rocca San Casciano in Italy on Thursday. Event id: us1000dxeq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dxeq. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/05/18 / 2018-05-03 18:46:04 / May 3, 2018 @ 6:46 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 19:46:04 / 7:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 11.8483° East, 44.0806° North.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Bologna (c. 366 100 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Florence (c. 349 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Prato (c. 181 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Rimini (c. 118 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Forlì (c. 93 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ferrara (c. 92 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Maria Maddalena, Fucecchio, Maranello (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km N of Rocca San Casciano, Italy. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 11.8483° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 44.0806° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km N of Rocca San Casciano, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-03 18:46:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-03 19:57:03 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 0.682 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us1000dxeq Id of event.
Event Code 1000dxeq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dxeq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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