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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Arquata del Tronto in Italy

Earthquake location 42.77S, 13.22WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Arquata del Tronto in Italy on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 02:51:26 / August 24, 2016 @ 2:51 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006g82. Unique identifier: us10006g82. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:51:26 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 13.22° East, 42.77° North, depth 6 km.

The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Montesilvano Marina (c. 46 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Benedetto del Tronto (c. 45 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Magione, Morlupo, Orvieto. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km W of Arquata del Tronto, Italy. 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 13.22° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.77° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km W of Arquata del Tronto, 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 02:51:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-29 04:18:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 259 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us10006g82 Id of event.
Event Code 10006g82 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006g82, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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