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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Polykastron in Greece

Earthquake location 41.0252S, 22.7003WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Polykastron in Greece on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 01:22:48 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 22.7003° East, 41.0252° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 23:22:48 / November 18, 2016 @ 11:22 pm. Event id: us10007aai. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007aai.

Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Thessaloníki (c. 354 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Kalamariá (c. 91 600 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Prilep (c. 73 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sérres (c. 58 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kateríni (c. 53 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Shtip (c. 48 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Strumica (c. 45 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Prilep, Kochani, Simitli (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km ENE of Polykastron, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 22.7003° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.0252° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km ENE of Polykastron, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-18 23:22:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-19 00:04:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 25 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 381 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 1.027 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us10007aai Id of event.
Event Code 10007aai An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007aai, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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