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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Oxilithos in Greece

Earthquake location 38.6061S, 24.4349WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Oxilithos in Greece on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gi0. Id of event: us20005gi0. The temblor was reported at 04:36:12 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 24.4349 East, latitude 38.6061 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 01:36:12 / April 9, 2016 @ 1:36 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ágioi Anárgyroi, Néa Chalkidóna, Papágou (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Acharnés (c. 99 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Khalándrion (c. 74 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Maroúsi (c. 72 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Néa Ionía (c. 67 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Agía Paraskeví (c. 59 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Galátsi (c. 59 300 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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 27 km E of Oxilithos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 24.4349° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6061° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km E of Oxilithos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-09 01:36:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-30 23:14:33 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 246 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 1.691 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us20005gi0 Id of event.
Event Code 20005gi0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gi0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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