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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 24 km WSW of Nidri, Greece



Earthquake location 38.6417S, 20.445WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Nidri in Greece on Monday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:00:57 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004bb9. Event ids that are associated: us10004bb9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 18:00:57 / January 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 20.445 East, latitude 38.6417 North, depth = 48.71 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.71 km (30 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Igoumenítsa, Mesolóngi, Agrínio (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Igoumenítsa (c. 9 500 pop), 31 km (19 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km WSW of Nidri, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.445° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6417° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km WSW 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 2016-01-04 18:00:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-04 18:18:57 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 354 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 1.524 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us10004bb9 Id of event.
Event Code 10004bb9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bb9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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