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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Lixourion in Greece



Earthquake location 38.0271S, 20.1537WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Lixourion in Greece. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.4 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003r1c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003r1c. Exact location of event, depth 37.4 km, 20.1537° East, 38.0271° North. Global time and date of event 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 17:13:22 / October 23, 2015 @ 5:13 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 18:13:22 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zákynthos, Argostólion. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km SW of Lixourion, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.1537° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.0271° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SW of Lixourion, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-23 17:13:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-23 17:59:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.642 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003r1c Id of event.
Event Code 10003r1c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003r1c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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