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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 18 km WSW of Lefkada, Greece

Earthquake location 38.7611S, 20.5009WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Lefkada in Greece on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 15:03:16 / 3:03 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/11/15 / 2015-11-18 13:03:16 / November 18, 2015 @ 1:03 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10003z8i. Event ids that are associated: us10003z8i. Exact location of earthquake, 20.5009° East, 38.7611° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anatolí, Mesolóngi, Igoumenítsa. Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Igoumenítsa (c. 9 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Lefkáda (c. 8 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km WSW of Lefkada, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.5009° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7611° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km 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 2015-11-18 13:03:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-18 13:32:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 369 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 1.455 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us10003z8i Id of event.
Event Code 10003z8i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003z8i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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