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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Nidri in Greece



Earthquake location 38.6907S, 20.5287WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Nidri in Greece on Friday. The temblor was reported at 06:50:54 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 03:50:54 / April 29, 2016 @ 3:50 am. Exact location of event, longitude 20.5287 East, latitude 38.6907 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10005ccr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005ccr. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Igoumenítsa, Mesolóngi, Agrínio. Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Igoumenítsa (c. 9 500 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km W of Nidri, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.5287° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6907° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km W 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 2016-04-29 03:50:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-29 04:19:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 271 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 1.449 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10005ccr Id of event.
Event Code 10005ccr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005ccr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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