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Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 11 km northeast of Cenova, Genoa, Liguria, Italy, on Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022 at 11:41 pm (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 11 km northeast of Cenova, Genoa, Liguria, Italy, on Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022 at 11:41 pm (GMT +2) Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 11 km northeast of Cenova, Genoa, Liguria, Italy, on Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022 at 11:41 pm (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 8 km depth

4 Oct 21:42 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 1 minute.
4 Oct 21:43: Now using data updates from GFZ
4 Oct 21:47: Magnitude recalculated from 3.8 to 3.7. Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards E.
4 Oct 21:57: Now using data updates from INGV
Update Tue, 4 Oct 2022, 21:51

Small 3.7 quake hits near Cenova, Provincia di Genova, Liguria, Italy

3.7 quake 4 Oct 11:41 pm (GMT +2)
3.7 quake 4 Oct 11:41 pm (GMT +2)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 3.7 quake in Italy near Cenova, Provincia di Genova, Liguria, only 10 minutes ago. The earthquake hit late at night on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022, at 11:41 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 3.7 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 3.6.
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 Pieve Ligure (pop. 2,500) located 1 km from the epicenter, Recco (pop. 9,700) 4 km away, Camogli (pop. 4,900) 6 km away, Santa Margherita Ligure (pop. 8,400) 10 km away, Rapallo (pop. 27,000) 11 km away, Cenova (pop. 580,200) 13 km away, and Chiavari (pop. 26,600) 19 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sestri Levante (pop. 17,000) located 26 km from the epicenter, and Novi Ligure (pop. 26,000) 49 km away.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 4, 2022 21:41:09 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Oct 4, 2022 at 11:41 pm (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.5
Depth8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude44.4608°N / 9.0628°E (Genoa, Liguria, Italy)
Antipode44.461°S / 170.937°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt80 reports
Primary data sourceINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Nearby towns and cities0 km (0 mi) SSW of Marsiglia (pop: 55) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) NE of Cenova (pop: 580,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) NW of Rapallo (Città Metropolitana di Genova, Ligurien) (pop: 27,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) NW of Chiavari (Città Metropolitana di Genova) (pop: 26,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) NW of Sestri Levante (Città Metropolitana di Genova) (pop: 17,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) SE of Novi Ligure (Provincia di Alessandria, Piedmont) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) ENE of Savona (pop: 58,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
400 km (248 mi) NW of Rome (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 15°C (59 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 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
3.58 kmItaly: 2 Km W Davagna (GE)INGV
3.68 kmNORTHERN ITALYEMSC
3.18.4 kmNorthern ItalyRaspberryShake
3.710 kmNorthern ItalyGFZ
3.810 km23 Km ESE De Genoa (Italy)CEA-DASE
3.18.4 km2 Km NW of Bogliasco, ItalyUSGS
3.110 kmNorthern ItalyIRIS
3.68 kmItaly: Rapallo / ItalienZAMG

Seismograms

Seismic station: Villacollemandina, Italy (VLC/MN network) | Distance from quake: 111 km / 69 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Villacollemandina, Italy: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (81)

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Genoa (10.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Shaking was light and only lasted for about 3 seconds. Windows creeked as the building shook. We are on the 6th floor of a 7 story building. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Genova Begato / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Ero in sala seduta sulla sedia e ho sentito una forte ma breve vibrazione verticale ,(la volta scorsa 4.1 era laterale) che mi ha fatto sobbalzare dalla sedia. | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Genova a quinto (8.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was laying on my bed and all of a sudden the whole room began to vibrate. I‘ve never felt an earthquake so intensive. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Genoa . Via Luccoli . Sitting on bed just about to / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I heard a rumble followed by shaking of bed. All very calm. Nothing dislodged from shelves. Am on holiday. Never felt this kind of thing before. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Genoa italy (10.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At home, 7th floor, first I heard like a rumbling coming closer very quickly and then everything began to shake. Books and objects fell, a cupboard opened. | One user found this interesting.  
Camogli GE Italy (13.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I was reading in bed I felt a single shake | 2 users found this interesting.  
San Lorenzo della Costa (17 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe / 1-2 s : Very deep rumbling sound | 2 users found this interesting.  
Genoa, Italy (11.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Laying in bed on 6th floor of Melia Hotel… building shook and rumbling sound. | 2 users found this interesting.  
genova (11.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 3 seconds and very much shaking my table, chairs and bed | 2 users found this interesting.  
Genua Italien (13.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Very hard shaking of Windows and small after shakings. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Genova / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Woke up from sleep. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Genova / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Felt the tremors from the floor and could see our light rattle along with the water in our glasses | 2 users found this interesting.  
Moscow / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : The bed I set on while War hong TV shook without any provocation or reason | 2 users found this interesting.  
Genova (17.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : 2nd floor hotel. Was in bed, vibrating windows | One user found this interesting.  
Ronco, scrivia (18.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Tiembla cama y vidrios de mi habitacion | One user found this interesting.  
Genova, San Martino (9.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Quick shake. Less intense than the previous one few weeks ago. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Genua Altstadt / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Wir befanden uns im 5. Stock eines Gebäudes am Piazza del Vigne in Genua. Das Haus hat deutlich gewackelt für etwa 3 Sekunden.  
Genua / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : It looks like a train drives by the street. | One user found this interesting.  
Genova Via d. IRIS / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : I FELT THE CHAIR TREMBLING FOR 4 SECONDS | One user found this interesting.  
Genova centro / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Forte rumore, vento alle finestre e scricchiolio del palazzo per pochi secondi. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Genova pra / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Faibles secousses, vibrations du pied de la télévision. | One user found this interesting.  
Sori / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Vibrazione per pochi secondi | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Albaro Genoa Italy (10.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was on Instagram  
Castelletto (11.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
masone (28.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Genova, Italy (12 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Genua (12 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Albaro Genoa Italy (10.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was on Instagram  
Cenova, Provincia di Genova, Liguria (12.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short
Sori genova (10.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Genova Novotel 9th floor (14 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : vibrating  
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