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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 5 km NW of Amatrice, Italy

Earthquake location 42.6617S, 13.2529WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Amatrice in Italy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 06:28:27 / 6:28 am (local time epicenter). 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: 26/08/16 / 2016-08-26 04:28:27 / August 26, 2016 @ 4:28 am. Exact location of event, longitude 13.2529 East, latitude 42.6617 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20006u4g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006u4g.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Capranica, Camerano, Paliano (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Viterbo (c. 47 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Montesilvano Marina (c. 46 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km NW of Amatrice, Italy.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 13.2529° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6617° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NW of Amatrice, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-26 04:28:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-26 04:47:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 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 341 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 0.199 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 37 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 us20006u4g Id of event.
Event Code 20006u4g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006u4g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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