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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Lefkada in Greece

Earthquake location 38.7725S, 20.5406WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Lefkada in Greece. Event id: us10003ywz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003ywz. Exact location of earthquake, 20.5406° East, 38.7725° North, depth 9.24 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.24 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/15 / 2015-11-17 08:33:42 / November 17, 2015 @ 8:33 am. The temblor was reported at 10:33:42 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Ioánnina (c. 64 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Karpenísi, Kérkyra, Ioánnina. Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km WSW of Lefkada, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.5406° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7725° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km WSW of Lefkada, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-17 08:33:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-17 08:53:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 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 449 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 1.422 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us10003ywz Id of event.
Event Code 10003ywz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ywz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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