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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Visso in Italy

Earthquake location 42.9519S, 13.0198WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Visso in Italy. Global time and date of event 27/10/16 / 2016-10-27 00:21:31 / October 27, 2016 @ 12:21 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 13.0198 East, latitude 42.9519 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10007281. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007281. The temblor was detected at 02:21:31 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Ancona (c. 90 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Benedetto del Tronto (c. 45 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ascoli Piceno (c. 41 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Montefiascone, Penne, Camucia-Monsigliolo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 6 km WNW of Visso, Italy.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 13.0198° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.9519° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WNW of Visso, Italy Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-27 00:21:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-27 00:55:04 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 0.256 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us10007281 Id of event.
Event Code 10007281 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007281, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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