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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Emponas in Greece

Earthquake location 36.3496S, 27.6168WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Emponas in Greece. Exact location, longitude 27.6168° East, latitude 36.3496° North, depth = 81.88 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.88 km (51 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 20:57:07 / September 27, 2016 @ 8:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006td4. Event ids that are associated: us10006td4. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:57:07 / 11:57 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Ródos (c. 56 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Marmaris (c. 33 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kos (c. 19 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Turgutreis (c. 16 500 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Sarigerme (c. 16 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Triánta (c. 11 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sarigerme, Kálymnos, Marmaris. Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 25 km WNW of Emponas, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.6168° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3496° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km WNW of Emponas, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-27 20:57:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-27 21:24:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 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 422 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 0.429 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 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 us10006td4 Id of event.
Event Code 10006td4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006td4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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