Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth
30 Mar 07:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 2 minutes.
30 Mar 07:42: Now using data updates from EMSC
30 Mar 09:14: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.7. Epicenter location corrected by 21 km (13 mi) towards S.
Update Tue, 30 Mar 2021, 07:42Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 89 km north of Manfredonia, Italy
4.6 quake 30 Mar 9:35 am (GMT +2)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred in the morning on Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 9:35 am local time near Manfredonia, Provincia di Foggia, Apulia, Italy, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in San Menaio (pop. 250) located 55 km from the epicenter, Vico del Gargano (pop. 7,300) 59 km away, and Vieste (pop. 11,200) 60 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sannicandro Garganico (pop. 15,800) located 78 km from the epicenter, Monte Sant'Angelo (pop. 12,500) 80 km away, San Giovanni Rotondo (pop. 26,200) 85 km away, and Manfredonia (pop. 52,900) 89 km away.
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