Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Adriatic Sea, 12 km northeast of San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, on Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 at 1:18 pm (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Adriatic Sea, 12 km northeast of San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, on Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 at 1:18 pm (GMT +2) Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Adriatic Sea, 12 km northeast of San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, on Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 at 1:18 pm (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 11 km depth

9 Jun 11:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 2 minutes.
9 Jun 11:24: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.1. Epicenter location corrected by 4.9 km (3 mi) towards W.
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9 Jun 15:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.0.
Update Thu, 9 Jun 2022, 11:24
Moderate magnitude 4.5 quake hits 23 km northeast of San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy around noon
4.5 quake 9 Jun 1:18 pm (GMT +2)
4.5 quake 9 Jun 1:18 pm (GMT +2)
A shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported around noon near San Benedetto del Tronto, Ascoli Piceno, The Marches, Italy.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Thursday, June 9th, 2022, at 1:18 pm local time 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Pedaso (pop. 1,800) located 15 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Porto San Giorgio (pop. 15,600) located 19 km from the epicenter, Porto San Giorgio (pop. 15,600) 19 km away, San Benedetto del Tronto (pop. 45,900) 23 km away, Fermo (pop. 18,100) 24 km away, Civitanova Marche (pop. 41,200) 31 km away, Ascoli Piceno (pop. 41,700) 48 km away, and Macerata (pop. 30,800) 50 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ancona (pop. 90,000) located 66 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 9, 2022 11:18:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jun 9, 2022 at 1:18 pm (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4
Depth10.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude43.0382°N / 13.9715°E (Adriatic Sea, Italy)
Antipode43.038°S / 166.029°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt23 reports
Primary data sourceINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Nearest volcanoColli Albani (177 km / 110 mi)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (6 mi) ENE of Cupra Marittima (pop: 4,110) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) NE of San Benedetto del Tronto (pop: 45,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) SE of Porto San Giorgio (Provincia di Fermo) (pop: 15,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) SE of Porto San Giorgio (pop: 15,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) SE of Civitanova Marche (pop: 41,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) ENE of Ascoli Piceno (pop: 41,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) NNW of Pescara (pop: 116,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
175 km (109 mi) NE of Rome (pop: 2,318,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 21.6°C (71 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.010.6 kmItaly: Costa Marchigiana Picena (Ascoli Piceno)INGV
4.32 km4.5 CENTRAL ITALYEMSC
4.310 kmCentral ItalyRaspberryShake
4.210 kmCentral ItalyGFZ
4.310 km10 Km ENE of Cupra Marittima, ItalyUSGS
4.011 kmItaly: Porto San Giorgio / AdriaZAMG

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Alba Adriatica / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Wir wohnen hier im 3. Stock direkt am Meer. Das Beben war deutlich zu spüren, aber es gab kaum Bewegungen bei Gegenständen. | 3 users found this interesting.  
San Benedetto del Tronto / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Very scary! | 3 users found this interesting.  
Sitting on a couch ... Some rocking and dizziness / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Some dizziness and rock'n roll | 3 users found this interesting.  
Porto San Giorgio, Province of Fermo, The Marches (18.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : UNA BREVE SCOSSA, ERO SU UNA SEDIA GIREVOLE E L'HO SENTITO BENE | 2 users found this interesting.  
alba adriatica italia (23.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : ero sul divano e ho sentito muovere tutto | 2 users found this interesting.  
Sant’Egidio alla vibrate / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was on my bed then suddenly i felt the bed was shaking like 1-3 seconds then my mum told me that must be earthquake. | One user found this interesting.  
San Benedetto del Tronto / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Leichtes Wackeln des Sofas. Gebäude hat sich bewegt. Hochhaus 10. Stock | 2 users found this interesting.  
Martinsicuro / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s : Movimiento de sillas | One user found this interesting.  
Alba Adriatica / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I lay down on the bed and the legs of the bed began to sway | One user found this interesting.  
Tortoreto Lido (26.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
San Benedetto del tronto (12.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short
Castignano (30.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Alba Adriatica (25.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Розето-Дель-Абруццо (39.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Сидя на кровати ощущалаь явная вибрация  
Джулианова / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Macerata / not felt
Tolentino / not felt : Non l'ho sentito, ero anche al chiuso (reported through our app)  
Pineto / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Grottamare / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
San Benedetto del Tronto / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
Montefiore dell’Aso / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Ascoli Piceno / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Monteprandone / Weak shaking (MMI III)
San Benedetto del Tronto / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Grottanmare / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Weak shaking  
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