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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Eleousa in Greece

Earthquake location 39.7657S, 20.7978WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Eleousa in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 20.7978 East, latitude 39.7657 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/10/16 / 2016-10-15 20:18:41 / October 15, 2016 @ 8:18 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:18:41 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20007fnp. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007fnp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Ioánnina (c. 64 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Korçë (c. 58 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Tríkala (c. 49 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Gjirokastër (c. 23 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bilisht, Çorovodë, Korçë.

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

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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. 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: 6 km N of Eleousa, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.7978° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.7657° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km N of Eleousa, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-15 20:18:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-06 04:31:11 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 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 0.774 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 70 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 us20007fnp Id of event.
Event Code 20007fnp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007fnp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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