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Strong earthquake: M6.2 quake has struck near Norcia in Italy

Earthquake location 42.714S, 13.1719WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Norcia in Italy on Wednesday. The 6.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:36:33 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 01:36:33 / August 24, 2016 @ 1:36 am. Event id: us10006g7d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006g7d. Exact location of earthquake, 13.1719° East, 42.714° North, depth 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fregene, Foiano della Chiana, Ladispoli (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 106 km (66 miles) from Rome (c. 2 318 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Ancona (c. 90 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Velletri (c. 48 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 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: 10 km SE of Norcia, Italy. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 13.1719° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.714° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SE 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 01:36:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-24 02:14:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 247 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 8.08 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level red 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 2128 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 0.126 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006g7d Id of event.
Event Code 10006g7d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006g7d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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