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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Amatrice in Italy

Earthquake location 42.5873S, 13.3103WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Amatrice in Italy. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:15:32 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 10:15:32 / January 18, 2017 @ 10:15 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007tx3. Id of event: us10007tx3. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 13.3103° East, 42.5873° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ferentino, Chiugiana-La Commenda, Monte Porzio Catone (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop). The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Montesilvano Marina (c. 46 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from San Benedetto del Tronto (c. 45 900 pop).

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 sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 4 km SSE of Amatrice, Italy. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 13.3103° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.5873° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SSE 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 2017-01-18 10:15:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-18 11:49:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 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 340 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 0.534 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us10007tx3 Id of event.
Event Code 10007tx3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007tx3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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