Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Adriatic Sea, Croatia, 93 km northeast of Sannicandro Garganico, Italy, on Tuesday, 30 Mar 2021 9:35 am (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Adriatic Sea, Croatia, 93 km northeast of Sannicandro Garganico, Italy, on Tuesday, 30 Mar 2021 9:35 am (GMT +2)

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
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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, 07:42
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 89 km north of Manfredonia, Italy
4.6 quake 30 Mar 9:35 am (GMT +2)
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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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 30 Mar 2021 07:35:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 30 Mar 2021 9:35 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.56°N / 16.14°E (Adriatic Sea, Croatia)
Nearest volcano: Vesuvius (236 km / 147 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) S of Podhumlje (pop: 32) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SW of Blato (pop: 3,590) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WSW of Korcula (pop: 3,140) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNE of Sannicandro Garganico (Provincia di Foggia, Italy) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) S of Veli Drvenik (Općina Trogir) (pop: 2,500) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SSW of Split (pop: 176,300) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) S of Sibenik (Općina Šibenik) (pop: 37,100) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SSE of Zadar (pop: 71,300) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) SW of Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina) (pop: 696,700) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) S of Zagreb (pop: 699,000) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) NE of Ischia Island (pop: 62,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 16.1°C (61 F), humidity: 52%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from N
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.310 kmAdriatic Sea, ItalyGFZ
4.110 kmAdriatico Centrale (MARE), CroatiaINGV
4.560 kmVis / Adria, CroatiaZAMG
4.113 kmAdriatic Sea, CroatiaNIEP
4.710 km54 Km N of Peschici, ItalyUSGS

User reports for this quake (5)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Serbia, Belgrade (425.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Zagreb-Trešnjevka (359.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
421.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
444 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Split / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating
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