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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Kefalos in Greece



Earthquake location 36.6378S, 26.9436WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Kefalos in Greece on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fnv. Unique identifier: us10004fnv. The temblor was picked up at 21:04:42 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 146.36 km (91 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 19:04:42 / January 19, 2016 @ 7:04 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.9436 East, latitude 36.6378 North, depth = 146.36 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Didim, Datça, Bodrum. Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Didim (c. 26 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kos (c. 19 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Turgutreis (c. 16 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Datça (c. 10 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kálymnos (c. 10 000 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 12 km S of Kefalos, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.9436° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6378° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 146.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km 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 2016-01-19 19:04:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-20 19:01:00 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 340 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 1.225 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us10004fnv Id of event.
Event Code 10004fnv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fnv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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