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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Leni in Italy

Earthquake location 38.7238S, 14.1513WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Leni in Italy on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 23.27 km, 14.1513° East, 38.7238° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/10/20 / 2020-10-24 20:48:16 / October 24, 2020 @ 8:48 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 23.27 km (14 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000ccr1. Unique identifier: us6000ccr1. The temblor was picked up at 20:48:16 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villabate, Altavilla Milicia, Ficarazzi. The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Bagheria (c. 53 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Termini Imerese (c. 23 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Villabate (c. 19 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Capo d’Orlando (c. 12 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cefalù (c. 11 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ficarazzi (c. 11 400 pop). Close country/countries, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 61 km WNW of Leni, Italy. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 14.1513° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7238° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61 km WNW of Leni, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-24 20:48:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-24 22:06:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 298 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 1.443 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us6000ccr1 Id of event.
Event Code 6000ccr1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ccr1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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