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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 5 km NNE of Scoglitti, Italy

Earthquake location 36.9399S, 14.4546WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Scoglitti in Italy on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 33.02 km, 14.4546° East, 36.9399° North. The temblor was picked up at 20:27:24 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.02 km (21 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000d1yt. Event ids that are associated: us6000d1yt. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 20:27:24 / December 22, 2020 @ 8:27 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Raffadali, Troina, Aci Catena (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Catania (c. 290 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Siracusa (c. 97 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Gela (c. 73 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ragusa (c. 61 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Caltanissetta (c. 56 700 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Vittoria (c. 50 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Paternò (c. 46 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km NNE of Scoglitti, Italy.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 14.4546° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9399° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km NNE of Scoglitti, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-22 20:27:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-22 21:47:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 314 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 0.291 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us6000d1yt Id of event.
Event Code 6000d1yt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d1yt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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