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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Amatrice in Italy

Earthquake location 42.6614S, 13.2126WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Amatrice in Italy on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 13:01:41 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 13.2126° East, 42.6614° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 12:01:41 / January 18, 2017 @ 12:01 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007tx8. Unique identifier: us10007tx8.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marco Simone, Campagnano di Roma, Olevano Romano (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Montesilvano Marina (c. 46 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km WNW of Amatrice, Italy.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 13.2126° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6614° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WNW 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 12:01:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-18 12:25:03 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 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 0.191 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us10007tx8 Id of event.
Event Code 10007tx8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007tx8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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