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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Norcia in Italy

Earthquake location 42.8223S, 13.1257WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Norcia in Italy. The temblor was detected at 04:33:30 / 4:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us10006g7w. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006g7w. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 13.1257° East, 42.8223° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 02:33:30 / August 24, 2016 @ 2:33 am.

Close country/countries, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ancona (c. 90 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Viterbo (c. 47 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Montesilvano Marina (c. 46 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bracciano, Tuscania, Zagarolo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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 Norcia, Italy.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 13.1257° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.8223° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NE of Norcia, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-24 02:33:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-24 02:56:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.13 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 654 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 0.511 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 23 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 us10006g7w Id of event.
Event Code 10006g7w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006g7w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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