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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Amatrice in Italy

Earthquake location 42.593S, 13.2351WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Amatrice in Italy on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 13.2351° East, 42.593° North. The temblor was detected at 11:25:25 / 11:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007twn. Event ids that are associated: us10007twn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 10:25:25 / January 18, 2017 @ 10:25 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Rome (c. 2 318 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Viterbo (c. 47 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ariccia, Cori, Genzano di Roma (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km SW of Amatrice, Italy.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 13.2351° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.593° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SW 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 10:25:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-18 10:56:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 432 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 0.14 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us10007twn Id of event.
Event Code 10007twn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007twn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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