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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Kefalos in Greece

Earthquake location 36.4613S, 26.9641WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Kefalos in Greece. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 137.29 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10004dzq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dzq. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 02:58:23 / January 4, 2016 @ 2:58 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 26.9641° East, latitude 36.4613° North, depth = 137.29 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:58:23 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bodrum, Datça, Turgutreis (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kos (c. 19 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Turgutreis (c. 16 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Datça (c. 10 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Kálymnos (c. 10 000 pop).

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

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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: 31 km S of Kefalos, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.9641° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4613° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 137.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km S of Kefalos, 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 02:58:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 00:58:05 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 298 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 1.217 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us10004dzq Id of event.
Event Code 10004dzq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dzq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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