Strong coastal earthquake near Ancona in the Adriatic Sea, Italy

Update : Some minor damages to a church and a skyscraper in Ancona area are reported.

Update : Villages within a radius of 10 km from the epicenter : LORETO (AN), NUMANA (AN), SIROLO (AN) and PORTO RECANATI (MC).
Villages in between a radius of 10 and 20 km from the epicenter :  ANCONA (AN), CAMERANO (AN), CASTELFIDARDO (AN), OSIMO (AN), MONTECOSARO (MC), MONTELUPONE (MC) and POTENZA PICENA (MC)

Update : INGV expect a max. moderate shaking of MMI V. The earthquake has been felt until Rome, at the other side of the country.

A strong extremely shallow earthquake struck the Ancona coast during the night of July 20/21

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210 km NE of Roma, Italy / pop: 2,563,241 / local time: 03:32:24.0 2013-07-21
18 km E of Ancona, Italy / pop: 100,507 / local time: 03:32:24.0 2013-07-21

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Magnitude : 5

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-07-21 01:32:26

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 5 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 18:46 2.4 7 MAP
  • Sirolo - Beben war zweimal - gegen 3.55 unf 4.30 am 24.08.2016 in Sorolo zu spüren
  • FALCONARA MARITIMA - c'était effrayant le bruit plusieurs secousses modérée mais j'ai eu très peur
  • EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 15:24 2.5 9 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 14:53 2.0 9 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 14:45 2.2 10 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 14:03 2.0 8 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 12:19 2.8 8 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 07:44 2.6 9 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 07:11 2.1 6 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 05:40 2.5 9 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 03:51 2.2 10 MAP
  • montefano - Werd wakker van schudden en geluiden 1e ervaring met aardbeving, vond het heftig, maar geen idee of je dit zwaar kunt noemen ook naschok gevoeld, die duurde ong 10 sec. 1e heftige schok weet ik de duur niet van.
  • EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 03:34 2.7 0 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 03:07 4.0 2 MAP
    GEOFON Central Italy Jul 21 03:07 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Central Italy Jul 21 03:07 4.1 10 MAP
  • Numana - woke up by a strong sound before the house and bed start shaking.some people run out in the street.went to sleep again before I was wakend by a second smaller shake,
  • EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 03:00 2.2 8 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 02:54 2.3 9 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 02:18 2.2 10 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 02:15 2.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 02:11 2.2 9 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 02:08 2.0 8 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 01:47 2.2 10 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 01:43 2.3 10 MAP
    EMSC Central Italy Jul 21 01:32 5.0 5 MAP
  • Civitanova marche - The house shook for 4-5 seconds.
  • Monterubbiano (FM) - Mi ha svegliata e sembrava non finisse mai
  • Monterubbiano (FM) - mi ha svegliata , non finiva mai
  • Pescara - My sofa moved and trembled for some seconds
  • Moliagno - Woke up - usually a v heavy sleeper - thought someone had bumped into my bed - ornaments wobbled but did not fall. This farmhouse - renovated 9 years ago has earthquake "protection" . I'm on second floor
  • Francavilla d'Ete - Staying on the second floor of a converted farmhouse. The apartment was shaking side to side and I could hear the glasses in a cabinet tinkling a little. Nothing broken or misplaced.
  • recanati - rumble in room for about 10 seconds
  • Villa rosa - Light shaking woke me up
  • chieti - sembrava fosse il vento
  • villa rosa martinsicuro - We felt the bed in our room shaking for about 10 seconds and could see the light fitting on the ceiling swaying
  • Agugliano - abitazione piano primo - scossa avvertita chiaramente - risveglio improvviso - alcuni secondi
  • falconara marittima - :
  • Civitanova - (The house shook for about 5 seconds.
  • Sirolo - It woke me up, car alarms went off
  • Numana - Everybody in the house woke up. Frightened children.
  • porto potenza picena - it was shaking and i got up screaming
  • Ancona - Ho avuto molta paura..dato che ultimamente questi terremoti sono molto frequenti qui nei dintorni..e man mano sempre più forti!
  • Castelfidardo - Réveillés brutalement... le lit bougeait, les volets grondaient pendant plusieurs secondes. C'est efferayant
  • Osimo - Io e la mia ragazza siamo balzati giù dal letto, la cosa che mi ha impressionato di più è stato il rombo in aottofondo. Sembrava quasi che la terra urlasse!
  • Castelfidardo - J'ai été réveillé par les grondements des volets et le lit qui bougeait. Cela a duré quelques secondes mais c'est effrayant !
  • Giulianova - Ben wakker geworden door het schudden van het bed en een schuifdeur rammelde. Duurde zo'n 20-tal seconden
  • Spoleto - I was awake at 3.34am the bed shook for about 10 seconds.
  • Sirolo - Strong Shaking felt in Sirolo. Frightening. (via emsc)
  • Numana - Very strong
  • Villagio Taunus - Il terremoto di qualche giorno fa' del 3,2 l ho sentito ma non molto. Questo e' durato tanto e ci ha spaventati. (via emsc)
  • Porto Recanati - Just 10 or 15 seconds of rumbling. Other people escape out in the street but any damage suffered. No sound, any glasses broke....come back sleep..... (via emsc)
  • Loreto - It woke us up, lasted several seconds, quite strong. No fires or electrical outages on the horizon. (via emsc)
  • Castignagno - Lag te slapen en werd wakker doordat bed bewoog en hoorde gebrom. Had onmiddellijk door dat de aarde beefde.
  • Recanati, Italy - Located at the top of a hill in a hotel in the medieval town of Recanati. Happened to be awake at 3.30am when the whole building started to shake and rattle. Lasted about 5 seconds.
  • Portonovo - Building was shaking a lttle (hotel Emilia). It was in the middle of the night so we didnot register the exact time
  • Porto Recanati - We were all awaken by the shakings. Everyone from the hotel went outside. It was scary.
  • Sirolo - Werden wakker van sterk schuddende stacaravan op camping in Sirolo.
  • Rapagnano, Marche, Italy - Bed shook for a few seconds, then when the second quake happened, bottles in our store room shook, awaking my husband yet again
  • montefiore dell'aso - light shaking of the bed at Villa Alwin, Montefiore dell'aso
  • Mogliano - Woke up with the shaking
  • fermo.. - obudzilo mnie ruszanie sie domu,w fermo
  • Castelfildardo - House shooked for 4-5 seconds.
  • Alteta (Montegiorgio) - Wakker geworden door rammelende luiken en trillende tafels (op betonnen vloer). Tijdstip niet geregistreerd doordat het midden in de nacht was.
  • Montegiorgio - We werden wakker van trillende tafeltjes en luiken voor de ramen.
  • sarnano - House shook for about 5 seconds.
  • Civitanova marche - About 8 seconds the house was shaking
  • Agriana - light shaking
  • Civitanovamarche - 10seconds fairly strong shake
  • Tortereto - Licht beven gedurende ca. 10 seconden
  • via torresi Ancona - Woken by bed shaking. Lasted about 10 seconds. Felt like whole room moving. Live on fourth floor. Happened again later but less intense. Middle of night, not sure of time.
  • Macerata - midnight, not quite sure about the time
  • Giulianova - Object leaning against caravan rattled. Movement in caravan only just perceptable.
  • Cingoli - very light shaking felt in the middle of the night, i was woken up.
  • Porto Recanatie - Op 17 juli voelden we om ongeveer 23.15 uur een korte, lichte trilling. Op 21 juli voelden 's nachts een matig/ krachtige trilling. Beide trillingen voelden we in de stacaravan.
  • Monsampietro morico - Een zacht beven
  • Sant' Angelo in Pontano MC - Ca. um 03.30h heftige Bewegung des Hauses für etwa 3-4 Sekunden. Bin davon wach geworden.
  • cupramontana - The bed was a bit shaking.
  • Porto piceno potenza - Tout tremblait
  • Porto San Giorgio - Appr. 5 secondes at 03.30 hours
  • Gualdo mc - Felt house moving side to side , dogs disturbed and barking , sliding doors rattling
  • Fermo - i had just sat in bed and turned off the lights after returning from Rome on the bus when about 10 minutes later i felt 1 strong jolt followed 30 seconds later by a 3 minute long constant shake
  • Belmonte Piceno - lasted a few seconds of shuddering.
  • Montelparo - Sound of shutters woke me, didnt really feel shaking myself.
  • Ancona - I was weaken up by a hard bed shaking. Complete silence outside
  • Trentinara - poco
  • Ancona - Mieszkam w Anconie.O godz.3.30 obudził mnie zgrzyt przesuwającego się komodina,wiedziałam co to,ale zasnęłam.Ale o 5,05 troche się przestraszył to był duży hałas połączony z trzęsieniem.Nie było to przyjemne.
  • Sirolo - Wakker worden door schudden in bungalow. edereen loopt buiten.
  • Numana - woke up by an buldering sound,before the house start shakeing back and forward,for around 10-15sec.we slept on the second floor,and the beds moved quit violent durring the whole time.a few things falled down.
  • GEOFON Central Italy Jul 21 01:32 5.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Central Italy Jul 21 01:32 4.9 9 MAP
    INGV Ancona, Italy Jul 21 01:32 4.9 8 MAP I Felt It INFO


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
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    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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