A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Africo Vecchio in Italy on Saturday. Global time and date of event 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 10:57:42 / December 19, 2020 @ 10:57 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.85 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000csey. Event ids that are associated: us7000csey. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 16.0143 East, latitude 38.1002 North, depth = 13.85 km. The temblor was reported at 10:57:42 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Messina (c. 219 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Reggio Calabria (c. 169 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Acireale (c. 49 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (c. 34 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Milazzo (c. 31 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Giarre (c. 24 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acireale, Girifalco, Giarre (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km NE of Africo Vecchio, Italy.
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