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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Mantoudion in Greece

Earthquake location 38.9406S, 23.3905WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Mantoudion in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 7.8 km (5 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:55:14 / 9:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 23.3905° East, 38.9406° North, depth 7.8 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/16 / 2016-09-16 06:55:14 / September 16, 2016 @ 6:55 am. Id of earthquake: us10006q1f. Event ids that are associated: us10006q1f.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lamía, Avlónas, Alivéri. Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Vólos (c. 84 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Chalkída (c. 54 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Lamía (c. 52 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Néa Ionía (c. 32 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Thívai (c. 22 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Livadeiá (c. 21 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 17 km NNW of Mantoudion, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.3905° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.9406° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km NNW of Mantoudion, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-16 06:55:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-16 07:30:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1.351 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us10006q1f Id of event.
Event Code 10006q1f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006q1f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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