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Strong earthquake: M6.5 quake has struck near Nidri in Greece

Earthquake location 38.7548S, 20.5519WA earthquake magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Nidri in Greece on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.07 km (7 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003ywp. Event ids that are associated: us10003ywp. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/15 / 2015-11-17 07:10:08 / November 17, 2015 @ 7:10 am. The 6.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:10:08 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 20.5519 East, latitude 38.7548 North, depth = 11.07 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Amaliáda, Ovriá, Río. Event epicenter was 118 km (73 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Ioánnina (c. 64 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop), 127 km (79 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Náfpaktos (c. 13 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km WNW of Nidri, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.5519° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7548° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km WNW of Nidri, 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 07:10:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-17 07:39:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.32 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 653 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 1.417 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003ywp Id of event.
Event Code 10003ywp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ywp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Θοδωρής

    we have damages at Lefkada.

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