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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Ithaki in Greece



Earthquake location 38.4456S, 20.494WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Ithaki in Greece. Exact location, longitude 20.494° East, latitude 38.4456° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10006j7l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006j7l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:07:53 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 04:07:53 / September 1, 2016 @ 4:07 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Árta, Mesolóngi, Agrínio.

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 fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 21 km WNW of Ithaki, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.494° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4456° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km WNW of Ithaki, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-01 04:07:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-01 20:54:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 272 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 1.377 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us10006j7l Id of event.
Event Code 10006j7l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006j7l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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