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Moderate earthquake: M5.7 quake has struck near Amatrice in Italy

Earthquake location 42.6006S, 13.2406WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Amatrice in Italy on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 13.2406 East, latitude 42.6006 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:14:11 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 10:14:11 / January 18, 2017 @ 10:14 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007twj. Unique identifier: us10007twj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Rome (c. 2 318 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Perugia (c. 120 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Pescara (c. 116 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Terni (c. 97 100 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Ancona (c. 90 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guidonia Montecelio (c. 67 500 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Velletri (c. 48 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Foligno (c. 47 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Italy (c. 60 340 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cagli, Ceccano, Tuscania (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 5 km WSW of Amatrice, Italy.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 13.2406° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.6006° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WSW 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 10:14:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-18 10:40:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 37 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.77 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level pending 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 515 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 0.71 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 us10007twj Id of event.
Event Code 10007twj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007twj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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