A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Petilia Policastro in Italy. The temblor was reported at 00:37:10 / 12:37 am (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, longitude 16.6829 East, latitude 39.1015 North, depth = 5.54 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.54 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 23:37:10 / January 16, 2020 @ 11:37 pm. Event id: us700071de. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700071de.
Country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Catanzaro (c. 79 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Lamezia Terme (c. 70 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Cosenza (c. 63 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Nicastro-Sambiase (c. 55 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Crotone (c. 48 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Rossano Stazione (c. 23 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belvedere Marittimo, Amato, Cinque Frondi (min 5000 pop).
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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