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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Sliema in Malta

Earthquake location 36.2027S, 14.7517WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Sliema in Malta on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004e9g. Unique identifier: us10004e9g. The temblor was detected at 18:01:30 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 14.7517° East, latitude 36.2027° North, depth = 14.36 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 17:01:30 / January 13, 2016 @ 5:01 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.36 km (9 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Avola, Vittoria, Comiso. The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Ragusa (c. 61 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vittoria (c. 50 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Modica (c. 41 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Avola (c. 28 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Comiso (c. 26 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Birkirkara (c. 21 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop), Malta (c. 403 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 39 km NE of Sliema, Malta. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 14.7517° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2027° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km NE of Sliema, Malta Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-13 17:01:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-13 22:50:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 15 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 264 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 1.064 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us10004e9g Id of event.
Event Code 10004e9g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004e9g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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