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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Atalanti in Greece

Earthquake location 38.6289S, 22.9134WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Atalanti in Greece. Exact location of event, depth 16.82 km, 22.9134° East, 38.6289° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.82 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:25:27 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005j72. Id of event: us10005j72. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 06:25:27 / May 22, 2016 @ 6:25 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamína, Fársala, Asprópyrgos. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Vólos (c. 84 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Chalkída (c. 54 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Lamía (c. 52 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Néa Ionía (c. 32 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Asprópyrgos (c. 30 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kórinthos (c. 30 200 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 7 km WSW of Atalanti, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 22.9134° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6289° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WSW of Atalanti, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-22 06:25:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-12 12:16:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 1.645 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 56 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005j72 Id of event.
Event Code 10005j72 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j72, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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