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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Amatrice in Italy

Earthquake location 42.6243S, 13.1756WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Amatrice in Italy. The temblor was detected at 04:07:31 / 4:07 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 02:07:31 / August 24, 2016 @ 2:07 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 13.1756 East, latitude 42.6243 North, depth = 2.84 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.84 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20006v9n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006v9n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Viterbo (c. 47 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cesano, Capranica, Zagarolo.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km W of Amatrice, Italy. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 13.1756° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6243° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km W 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 2016-08-24 02:07:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-31 02:58:04 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 271 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 0.319 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us20006v9n Id of event.
Event Code 20006v9n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006v9n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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