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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Ayios Nikolaos in Greece

Earthquake location 37.7626S, 21.1072WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Ayios Nikolaos in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, 21.1072° East, 37.7626° North, depth 22.78 km. Event id: us10005e1q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005e1q. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.78 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 14:15:18 / April 26, 2016 @ 2:15 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:15:18 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Náfpaktos, Gargaliánoi, Río (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Náfpaktos (c. 13 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 9 km S of Ayios Nikolaos, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.1072° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7626° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km S of Ayios Nikolaos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-26 14:15:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-24 14:45:40 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 326 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 0.873 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us10005e1q Id of event.
Event Code 10005e1q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005e1q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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